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China Sets Offshore Wind Record Amid Clean Energy Surge

  • China adds 16.9 GW of turbines at sea before subsidy deadline
  • Country added 48 GW of total wind capacity and 53 GW of solar
China, the world’s largest wind-power producer, is setting records in offshore deployment.

China, the world’s largest wind-power producer, is setting records in offshore deployment.

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China added a record amount of offshore wind last year as the country added massive amounts of renewable energy to help meet climate goals. 

The country now has the largest fleet of offshore wind turbines in the world after adding 16.9 gigawatts in 2021, state-owned CCTV reported, citing National Energy Administration data. Total wind installations were 47.57 gigawatts, while the country added 52.97 gigawatts of solar.