China may have only installed about 5.6GW of offshore wind so far, but that is not stopping local developers from trying to build and grid-connect a further 41GW — yes, forty-one gigawatts — by the end of 2021.

It seems to be mission impossible.

This project installation dash is the indirect result of Beijing’s decision last year to scrap the feed-in tariffs (FITs) that had been the basis for China’s renewables boom over the past 15 years.