China to operate world's most advanced power generator

15:17, February 14, 2011      

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Sinovel, one of China's leading wind power producers, will have its first 6-megawatt sample generator unit off the production line in June this year, making China the second country — after Germany — to produce the world's largest capacity wind power generator.

Qin Haiyan, secretary-general of the Chinese Wind Energy Association, considers the production of the generator a landmark that signifies China now holds the world's most advanced power generation technology.

So far, no such generator is in commercial operation. Two or three samples in Germany are undergoing trial operation. Sinovel's first sample will also be tested before it can be used.

Tao Gang, vice chairman of Sivovel, said that the company not only holds independent intellectual property rights of the generator, but controls the whole industrial chain of the product.

He said the generator would boost the development of wind power in China, particularly marine wind power.

Qin noted that the development of marine wind power could contribute a lot to easing the power supply pressure for the coastal areas, which is the powerhouse of China's economy.

Sinovel has undertaken China's first national marine wind power demonstration project. The capacity of the Shanghai-based project is equivalent to the one-year demand of more than 200,000 households in Shanghai.

The installation of and bidding for 1.4 million kilowatts of marine wind power has been completed in China's eastern coastal area.
China to operate world's most advanced power generator

By Li Jia, People’s Daily Online
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