Apr 12, 2010 12:01 PM by Associated Press

China overtakes Germany in wind power

Global wind energy producers say China last year overtook Germany as the world's second largest producer of wind power behind the United States.

The Global Wind Energy Council, which represents companies that make and manage wind power stations, says China's rapid drive to install wind turbines brought its total power capacity to 25.8 gigawatts, just squeaking past Germany's 25.77 gigawatts.

The group said Monday it expects China to eventually overtake the U.S. and exceed its target of building enough wind turbines to churn out 150 gigawatts of power by 2020.




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