China's wind capacity could reach 300GW by 2020, study claims

The 300GW figure is higher than any previous forecasts and underlines that the Chinese market is still on a path of rapid growth

The 300GW figure is higher than any previous forecasts and underlines that the Chinese market is still on a path of rapid growth

China’s installed wind capacity could reach up to 300GW by 2020, predicts a new report.

The figure – higher than any previous forecasts – underlines that the Chinese market is still on a path of rapid growth, despite significant challenges that have slowed expansion over the past year and eroded profits across the industry.

Compiled by Greenpeace, the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the report follows a similar study published two years ago that forecast China’s installed capacity could reach 230GW by 2020.

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