Chinese program shares wind energy technology

A program designed to share Chinese wind energy technology with developing countries kicked off Tuesday in northwest China’s Gansu Province.

The program is the first of six planned this year as part of efforts to share China’s renewable energy development, said Xi Wenhua, vice chairman of the China Renewable Energy Society.

Organized by the Gansu Natural Energy Research Institute, the program’s launch was attended by 19 officials, business executives and technicians from 11 Asian and African countries, including Sudan, Yemen and Ethiopia.

Lectures on wind energy technology and field visits will be arranged over the next two months and Chinese specialists will share their experience regarding wind technology design, utilization and maintenance, Xi said.

“I am glad that I can study wind energy technology here and I hope that what I learn can benefit my country,” said Mulugeta Assefa, an Ethiopian engineer.

China is the world’s largest wind power generator in terms of installed capacity. Gansu’s wind and solar resources are particularly abundant.

“We are willing to share what we know about renewable energy with other countries. The program is also one of China’s contributions toward fighting climate change,” Xi said.