China’s offshore wind growth skyrockets with over 300 GW installed
China is the world’s biggest polluter – and it’s also the world leader in clean energy growth. China’s installed offshore wind capacity has now reached 302.2 gigawatts (GW), according to Windpower Intelligence (WPI), the data and research division of Monthly wind energy.
Indeed, Chinese developers are striving to commission offshore wind power before the feed-in tariffs expire at the end of 2021.
Monthly wind energy reports:
Among the WPI projects registered in November as newly released, eight of the world’s 11 largest were in Chinese waters. China’s eight offshore wind farms saw a combined capacity of 2.7 GW added to the country’s total capacity.
WPI’s global forecast projects China’s installed wind capacity to reach 485 GW by 2027, divided into 446.7 GW onshore and 38.5 GW offshore.
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China is expected to install 1,200 GW of total wind and solar capacity by 2026, according to a new report released this week by the International Energy Agency (IEA). This is four years earlier than the country’s current target of 2030.
According to the IEA, this is the result of “the availability of long-term contracts, better grid integration and the cost competitiveness of onshore wind and solar PV compared to coal production in many areas. many provinces “.
If you’re wondering how the US offshore wind growth projections stack up against China’s already booming offshore wind industry, said Anthony Allard, executive vice president, responsible for North America. North, Hitachi Energy. Electrek by email:
Over the next five to ten years, the offshore wind industry will make a major contribution to transforming the way the United States obtains its electricity, with the federal government targeting more than 30 GW built in US waters by 2030. .
We will also see greater recognition of the importance of HVDC technology as an enabler of offshore wind projects, thanks to its ability to connect larger wind farms further offshore with onshore grids.
Read more: 2021 will be a record year for clean energy installations
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