We just saw that Mexico has a huge wind farm, well it’s apparently nothing compared to what China is up to. China is now the world’s largest producer of wind energy, and this is only in a couple years of installing wind-powered generators.
China last year doubled its wind energy capacity – for the fourth straight year – adding 6,300 megawatts of new electricity generation for a total capacity of 12,210 megawatts. A third of the worldâ€™s new wind capacity last year was installed in Asia, with China accounting for 73% of that power. China reached its 2010 target of generating 5,000 megawatts of wind-powered electricity in 2007 and is expected to hit its 2030 goal of 30,000 megawatts years early.
â€œIn 2009, new installed capacity is expected to nearly double again, which will be one third or more of the worldâ€™s total new installed capacity for the year,â€ Li Junfeng, Secretary General of the Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association, said in a statement.