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Record for wind power – subsidies to fall in 2021

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has reported a new high in the installation of new wind turbines for 2020. In total, turbines with a capacity of 71.7 gigawatts were connected to the power grid. That’s triple the installed capacity of the previous year and double the previous record year of 2015, writes China Energy Portal. Forty-seven gigawatts of new wind turbines were installed in December 2020 alone. It is unclear if and how many not yet fully completed turbines have been pushed forward into 2020 to receive even higher government subsidies. For 2021, government subsidies for wind power will be cut by just over a quarter (24.3 percent) year-on-year to ¥2.31 billion (about €300 million). New onshore wind projects will also no longer receive subsidized feed-in tariffs in 2021.

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