China Establishes Green Electricity Sources Equal to 50% of US Capacity

The “South China Morning Post” (SCMP) has revealed that China has installed enough renewable-energy generation infrastructure to rival half of America’s capacity in the Gobi and Western deserts. The SCMP report claimed that these desert power plants rely on a combination of wind turbines and solar photovoltaics to generate enough energy to meet domestic needs.

Engineers and scientists behind the energy project say renewable energy infrastructure in the Gobi Desert area can generate up to 100 GW of power, bringing total energy generation in northwestern China to nearly 600 GW. In comparison, the United States generated around 302 GW of renewable energy in 2022, excluding hydroelectric power, and a cumulative 1,733 GW of electricity in 2021.

China, on the other hand, uses renewable energy from solar and wind energy to power more than 50% of the energy-generation facilities in the northwest region. Furthermore, the average utilization efficiency for China’s clean-energy plants is well over 90%, making up for the relatively unpredictable nature of energy sources like solar and wind.

Qian Xuesen, a renowned Chinese rocket scientist, dreamed of using Gobi Desert’s prolific solar and wind resources to supply the country’s rising energy needs in the 1980s, but technological limitations of the time made his dream impossible. Recent advancements in solar- and wind-energy infrastructure coupled with significantly lower costs have now made this dream a reality.

After several years of investment and construction, China started launching solar and wind projects in its deserts in April 2023. Located in the south portion of the Tengger Desert, the first phase of the project had a million kilowatts in installed capacity and was projected to generate 1.8 billion kilowatt hours annually, according to operating firm China Energy.

It is the first project in the country to draw green energy from arid regions such as the Gobi Desert and transmit that energy to the Hunan Province. Northwest China covers more than 1.16 million square miles and is considered one of the most impoverished and underdeveloped regions in China. This is partly due to its harsh desert terrain and distance from the ocean.

However, it is home to significant energy resources including enough clean energy such as solar and wind to power hundreds of thousands of homes. The region now generates enough green energy to meet one-half of North America’s capacity and transports the power to dense population clusters in the east via ultra-high-voltage direct-current transmission lines.

International companies such as Turbo Energy S.A. (NASDAQ: TURB) are working to bring affordable solar energy harvesting equipment to more people so that the switch to green energy can gain traction in more regions of the world.

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