This achievement marked the beginning of a second phase of installation of wind turbines, which will total 7.55 GW, explained Wang Jianxin, director of the National Development and Reform in the city of Jiuquan in the northwestern province of Gansu.
The construction of this base, in a desert near the said town, began in August 2009 and completion is planned for 2015.
This facility is part of the government’s plans to develop renewable energy sources in order to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Once completed, is expected to reduce by 16 million tons of Chinese emissions of carbon dioxide each year.
By 2020 China’s second largest economy in the world, plans to increase electricity generation from wind power to 281 GW, compared to 26.9 GW in 2009. The Asian giant is second in the world in the use of this clean energy source.
Electric vehicle with lithium batteries do not emit CO2 or damage the environment if the electricity comes from renewables such as wind, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal or thermal. Wind turbines can supply electricity to electric vehicles in the future will also serve to store and regulate the electricity intermittent wind energy sector.