Latest development status of offshore wind power in China--The perspective of developers

Wei Li; Hui Yao; Huanqi Wang; Zhiqun Wang
September 2014
Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy;2014, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p1
Academic Journal
In recent years, Chinese wind power has progressed rapidly, such that most accessible high quality, onshore sites are either operational or at least in some stage of development. Thus, offshore wind power has become the new industry focus. This paper reviews the development of China's offshore wind power and its current status. All aspects of preliminary planning, design, approval, construction, O&M, and electricity pricing policy are discussed from a developer's perspective. Data and key points are introduced, based on current engineering practices. European developments are reviewed briefly to help assess similar problems and issues in China. This study suggests that China's relative lack of experience must be recognized. Nevertheless, the development of this nascent technology is already underway.


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