China's wind-generated electricity capacity is likely to top
five million kilowatts next year ahead of the national development
plan, two years sooner than expected.
Wind power was developing rapidly and the installed capacity
would reach four million kilowatts by the end of 2007, said Li
Junfeng, secretary general of the China Association of Resource
Comprehensive Utilization, at a forum on renewable energy that
closed on Friday.
According to China's national development plan, the total
installed capacity of wind power will reach five million kw by 2010
and 30 million kw by 2020.
The development and use of renewable energy had accelerated
since the Renewable Energy Law of China came into effect early last
year, he said.
New capacity increased 165 percent to 1.33 million kilowatts in
China is expected to overtake Germany and the United States to
become the world's largest wind power producer by 2020, the 2006
Annual Report on China's New Energy Industry forecast.
(Xinhua News Agency March 31, 2007)