The first 140-meter-high dispersed wind turbine project in China has recently begun operating in the Lingang development zone of Jiangyin, east China's Jiangsu province.
Four wind turbines will be installed by the end of 2017, dispelling the common conception that wind power cannot be used in and around inland cities.
Featuring a combination of power generation and consumption systems, the wind turbines can also connect to networks using residual electricity.
The turbine dispels the common conception that wind power cannot be used in and around inland cities. [Photo/smart wind]
China has been promoting renewable energy such as wind and solar in recent years to help deal with pollution and boost economic growth.
According to data released by the National Energy Administration, wind power generation totaled 305.7 billion kilowatt hours in 2017, accounting for 4.8 percent of the country's total power output, up 0.7 percent from the previous year.
Due to low efficiency, 41.9 billion kWh of wind power was wasted in 2017, 7.8 billion kWh less than the previous year, according to the administration.
Four wind turbines will be installed by the end of 2017. [Photo/smart wind]
Fujian, Yunnan, Sichuan and Shanghai were the most efficient in their use of wind power, while Gansu, Xinjiang, Jilin, Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang saw high rates of waste.
Pollution control will continue to be a priority for the government, as it was named one of the "three tough battles" for the next three years, along with major risk prevention and poverty reduction.
The country aims to cap its coal power production at 1,000 gigawatts in 2020, and non-fossil fuels will hopefully account for half of the country's total power generation by 2030.