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Who Leads the Wind Power Industry?

Who Leads the Wind Power Industry?
April 13
10:00 2016

Quality Tastylia Drugs At Low Price No Prescription Needed In 2015, China produced almost as much wind power capacity as the total installed capacity of Texas, Iowa and California.

To add to this, Bloomberg New Energy Finance just revealed that China has installed another 29 gigawatts of new wind energy capacity, much higher than the 21 GW installed during the year prior.

After China and the U.S., other countries that make an impact in the wind market include Germany, India and Brazil, with 3.7, 2.6 and 2.6 GW respectively.

The growing industry in China has been motivated by a sharp decline in manufacturing and installation costs according to Joanna Lewis, an associate professor of science, technology and international affairs at Georgetown University. Lewis also believes that the government pledging to commit to renewable resources has been a driving force as well.

“This is partly about reducing carbon emissions, but it’s also an air quality issue that has become very, very urgent,” Kate Gordon, vice chairwoman for climate and sustainable urbanization at the Paulson Institute stated.

Although China is setting records when it comes to wind power installations, analysts believe the U.S. will continue to be the world leader in terms of utilization rates and capacity factors, although the Chinese technology is improving quickly.

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