China’s first wind farm on mountains to be completed by end-2010

Chongqing started construction of Siyanping Wind Farm in June 2008. By far, 16 wind turbines have been connected to the grid. Upon completion at the end of this year, some 55 wind turbines will be connected to the grid, with electricity generation to reach 89.38 million kWh, meeting electricity demands from 100,000 families.

The wind farm is located, at an altitude of 1,500 to 1,700 meters, in Chongqing’s Wulong county, which is rich in wind power resources.

China is quickly developing into the world’s biggest wind power market. The Asian giant in 2009 installed more wind turbines than all of Europe.

China in 2009 installed 13 gigawatts of new wind energy capacity, compared to 10 GW in Europe and 9.9 GW in the United States, figures from the GWEC indicate.

Source: Xinhua,