At the end of 2010, China had 44.7GW wind turbines installed across the country, accounting for an estimated 15.1% of China’s technically exploitable 297GW wind resources. But due to grid-access bottleneck, a large proportion of wind turbines are yet to be connected to the grid.
In the first 10 months, China’s 6MW+ wind farms, generated 58.25 billion kwh wind power to the grid, up 56.87% on the previous year.
However, wind farm investment dropped by 14% year on year in the first 10 months. The reduction was mainly attributed to lower investment in wind farm development in some leading wind power provinces.