Wind power is expected to play a significant role in supporting China's national target to create 30 gigawatts of new, renewable energy capacity by 2020. With a potential wind power capacity of 250 gigawatts onshore and 750 gigawatts offshore [learn more about it here], China holds the largest wind resource of any country in the world.
Over the past two years, GE has committed a total of 700 megawatts of its advanced wind turbine technology for China, which can power approximately 700,000 Chinese homes – while preventing future carbon dioxide emissions of more than 1.4 million tons per year.[...]
GE's 1.5-megawatt wind turbines, the largest capacity units installed in China, are among the world's most widely sold turbines in the megawatt class, with approximately 4,500 installed worldwide. These units are becoming well-established in Asia, with 1,040 megawatts of capacity committed for wind power projects in the region.
::Official GE Press Release, via :: GE Energy Opens Wind Turbine Assembly Facility in China
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