China's Commission of Science Technology and Industry for National Defense is encouraging military industrial enterprises to accelerate the development of wind power.
"China should fully exploit technological advantages in the military industry sector to upgrade its wind power sector and make wind power equipment a new economic growth point for the military industry," a statement said.
According to the statement, China will set up two to three wind power generator manufacturers by 2020 with an annual production capacity of 2,000 sets.
Meanwhile, China will establish eight to ten key manufacturing enterprises by 2015, producing wind power equipment components with an annual production capacity worth 20 billion yuan.
China boasts wind power sources of 3.2 billion kw, of which one billion can be developed, according to previous reports.
(Xinhua News Agency September 20, 2007)