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China’s expansion can be fuelled by Europe’s wind energy knowledge

Alternative Energy

China erected more wind turbines last year than any other country and may install a record 18 GW of wind power capacity this year.

The European wind power industry should take quick notice of two different yet related pieces of information traveling around cyberspace in the past week as both deal with China’s stunningly rapid growth.

A Bloomberg article noted an Oxford University study indicates European companies could benefit from collaboration with Chinese manufacturers seeking to improve wind farm efficiency as the nation continues its meteoric expansion of the emissions-free sector.

“Wind farm siting, or picking the best site for the wind turbines to gain the most wind energy, and grid development are among opportunities for collaboration between European and Chinese companies, Benito Mueller, director of Oxford University’s Institute for Energy Studies, and colleagues wrote in a study,” the Bloomberg article noted.

China erected more wind turbines last year than any other country and may install a record 18 GW of wind power capacity this year, the article said, adding second-quarter financing of renewable energy in China surged 72% to $11.5 billion, more than Europe and the US combined.

Several days later, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said calculations based on preliminary data show that China has now overtaken the United States to become the world’s largest energy user.

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One Comment on "China’s expansion can be fuelled by Europe’s wind energy knowledge"

  1. KenZ300 on Sun, 25th Jul 2010 12:14 pm 

    China’s planned economy is moving toward renewables. Our democratic economies are still arguing about which direction to go for energy production.

    If obstructionists in Congress get their way we will be buying all our alternative energy systems from the Chinese.

    We need to move quickly to develop the technologies of the future.

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