BEIJING, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- China has completed projects totaling more than 10,000 megawatts of wind power.
The country now ranks fifth in the world for installed wind power capacity, said Zhang Guobao, director for the National Development and Reform Commission.
With strong renewed support from the Chinese central government, more than 4,000 megawatts of wind power capacity was installed in 2008, SinoCast reports.
There are plans to continue the country's growth in wind power capacity. China has arranged for the construction of more than 1,000 megawatts of wind power bases in the provinces of Gansu, Hebei, Jilin and Jiangsu, and the autonomous republic of Inner Mongolia, and about 10,000 megawatts of wind power bases are expected to be built in 2020.