The Renewable Energy Industrial Development Report 2009

Abstract 2008 is a fruitful year for renewable energy development in China. By the end of 2008, China’s hydropower installed capacity has reached 170 million kilowatts, ranking No.1 in the world; total installed capacity of wind power doubled in three consecutive years, as the world’s fastest growing wind power market, reaching 12.15 million kilowatts; and the cumulative market share of domestic funded and joint venture increased to 61.8%, which for the first time exceeded the foreign funded enterprises; Solar photovoltaic cell production of 2 million kilowatt maintains an absolute advantage in the world;  total solar water heater usage is over 125 million square meters, accounting for more than 60% of the world’s total solar water heaters in use;  biomass, geothermal and other renewable energy have also developed. Without considering the traditional use of biomass, China’s renewable energy usages is about 250 million tons of standard coal in 2008, accounting for 9% of the total primary energy consumption.
Author CRESP (China Renewable Energy Scale-Up Program)/GOC-WB-GEF
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