Slide Show: China’s Wind Energy on the Rise

December 2, 2013 by  
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  • china-wind-01.jpgZhao Shoushan, a herdsman who lives near the windmills at the Wulanyiligen wind farm. He received compensation from the company when the farm was erected on his land.
  • china-wind-02.jpgA transformer substation at the Wulanyiligen wind farm.
  • china-wind-03.jpgGoldwind, a wind-turbine company.
  • china-wind-04.jpgZhongfu Lianzhong Composites Group Co. Ltd., a company that produces fibreglass blades for the windmills.
  • china-wind-05.jpgMounting new windmill blades at the Chayouzhongqi wind farm. Each blade is around a hundred and ten metres long and weighs twelve thousand pounds.
  • china-wind-06.jpgMounting new blades.
  • china-wind-07.jpgMounting new blades.
  • china-wind-08.jpgConstructing electricity towers, which transport the wind energy.
  • china-wind-09.jpgThe Wutalazhongqi wind farm.

Last month, the International Energy Agency (I.E.A.) released their annual executive summary, in which they projected that, by 2035, renewable energy will account for nearly half of the increase in power generation around the world. China is expected to have the largest growth in energy generation from renewable sources, with an anticipated output greater than the E.U. and U.S. combined. In 2011, when China enacted an intensive low-carbon development plan, it quickly surpassed the U.S. as the country with the highest over-all wind-power capacity. Today, wind-energy production continues to thrive across the country’s vast landscape, though pollution continues to plague its cities, as Ian Johnson reported last week in the magazine. Here is a look at wind farms and turbine factories in Inner Mongolia and southern regions of China, photographed by the Dutch photographer Kadir van Lohuizen in November, 2010.

All photographs by Kadir van Lohuizen/Redux/NOOR.

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