China has highest wind energy capacity: 41.8 GW

The country’s total installed wind power capacity reached 41.8 GW at the end of last year, the report said, citing Li Junfeng, secretary general of the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association.

Installed wind turbines capacity in the United States increased by about 5 GW to 40.2 GW at the end of 2010, the report said, citing data from the Global Wind Energy Council.

China is considering ways to ensure grid connections for output generated from planned wind power capacity of 90 GW by 2015, China’s National Energy Administration has said.

China would start building the second-phase of the 5 GW Jiuquan wind farm in Gansu province, the 2 GW Hami wind power project in Xinjiang, a 2 GW Kailu project in Inner Mongolia and the 1.5 GW Tongyu wind farm in Jilin province this year.

It would also kick off construction of a 1 GW offshore wind power project in Jiangsu province and speed up the second phase of the East Sea Bridge offshore wind farm in Shanghai, the report added.