February 2013: According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, China installed 15.9 gigawatts of wind power in 2012 - representing 35% of the world's new onshore capacity. The new builds made China the world's largest wind market in terms of annual installed capacity for the fourth consecutive year.
With 61 gigawatts of cumulative grid-connected capacity, wind energy has become China’s third-largest energy source, behind coal and hydropower.
“The fact that China wind overtook nuclear as a generation source even in its most challenging year of recent times is a testament to the massive scale and momentum of the industry in this country.”
Demi Zhu, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (Source: BNEF)