Thursday, November 10, 2011

China: 1 TW of Wind Energy by 2050

China could have 1 TW of wind power by 2050 with wind supplying 17% of electricity production, compared to today's 1%, according to the National Development and Reform Commission’s Energy Research Institute (NDRC ERI) with support from the International Energy Agency (IEA). ERI’s roadmap sees capacity of 200 GW of wind power by 2020 and 400 GW by 2030.

The most recent resource assessments suggest a potential of more than 2.3 TW, equivalent to two and a half times China’s total current installed generation capacity from all energy sources. China became the world’s largest wind market in 2010, surpassing the United States with nearly 19 GW installed in that year,
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