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China’s share of new wind power tops 90% of region’s total in 2020

Sumary of China’s share of new wind power tops 90% of region’s total in 2020:

  • TOKYO — China installed a record 52 gigawatts of new wind power capacity in 2020, driving global growth in renewable energy, according to data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), a Brussels-based trade association…
  • China’s installation of wind power facilities doubled compared with the previous year, setting a record for the biggest annual increase…
  • Driven by strong growth in China, newly installed wind power capacity grew by 78% the Asia-Pacific region in 2020, compared with the previous year…
  • Newly installed capacity totaling 56 GW in the region drove global growth, accounting for 60% of all new capacity added…
  • In all, the Asia-Pacific now has nearly 347 GW of wind power capacity, giving it the largest share in the world…
  • China alone has more available power than Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America combined, according to GWEC, which represents over 1,500 companies and organizations, including turbine makers Vestas of Denmark and China’s Shanghai Electric…
  • Wind power output has grown continuously, helped by falling costs and commitments by countries to use more renewable energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions…
  • consultancy, the levelized cost of electricity — that is, the average cost producing power over the equipment’s lifetime — from onshore wind is $26 to $54 per megawatt-hour, which is cheaper than coal, at $65 to $159 per MWh, or gas, at $44 to $73 per MWh….

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