Wind power in Asia

Wind power in Asia has a total generating capacity of 10,600 MW. The strongest market is India with 6,270 MW of installed capacity and Tamil Nadu is the Indian state with most wind generating capacity: 3216 MW at the end of 2006. [cite web
year = 2005
month =February
url=http://www.tve.org/ho/doc.cfm?aid=1678&lang=English
title=Tapping the Wind - India
publisher=
accessdate=2006-10-28
] [cite web
last = Watts
first = Himangshu
year = 2003
month =November 11
url=http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/22758/story.htm
title=Clean Energy Brings Windfall to Indian Village
publisher=Reuters News Service
accessdate=2006-10-28
]

China more than doubled its total wind power capacity by installing 1,347 MW of wind energy in 2006, a 70% increase from the 2005 figure. This brings China up to 2,604 MW of capacity at the end of 2006, making it the sixth largest market world wide. The Chinese market was boosted by the country’s new Renewable Energy Law, which entered into force on 1 January 2006. [ [http://www.auswind.org/auswea/downloads/mediareleases/GlobalMarketboomJan%202007.pdf Global wind energy markets continue to boom – 2006 another record year] ]

Other key countries include Japan (1,394 MW), Taiwan (188 MW), South Korea (173 MW) and the Philippines (25 MW). [ [http://www.auswind.org/auswea/downloads/mediareleases/GlobalMarketboomJan%202007.pdf Global wind energy markets continue to boom – 2006 another record year] ]

ee also

*Wind farm
*Wind power in India

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