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Review on Wind Power Development and Relevant Policies between China and Japan

Lei Wang1, Zekun Wang2,3,4,*, Yingjian Yang2, Shuni Zhou5, Yehong Dong5, Fanghong Zhang5
1 School of Foreign Languages, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, 230036, China
2 School of Energy and Power Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot, 010051, China
3 Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190, China
4 Key Laboratory of Wind Energy Utilization, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190, China
5 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, Haizhuang Wind Power Co., Ltd., Chongqing, 401122, China
* Corresponding Author: Zekun Wang. Email:

Energy Engineering 2021, 118(6), 1611-1626.

Received 30 January 2021; Accepted 27 April 2021; Issue published 10 September 2021


China has abundant wind energy resources and huge development potential among developing countries. Japan is a developed country that planned to increase the use of renewable energy, especially wind energy. This research is aimed at reviewing the development of wind power and relevant policies between China and Japan. Firstly, we introduced the current status of global wind power development, such as the global installed capacity of wind power. The annual development of wind power generation in China and Japan is compared, and the distribution characteristics of wind resources are compared. Furthermore, the market share in China and Japan is introduced. Finally, according to the comparison of the government policies between China and Japan, we pointed out the existing problems in the wind power industry. In addition, we gave some suggestions on the development of wind power for China and Japan. These suggestions should be taken into account when designing national climate policies and have an important reference value for the future development of China’s wind energy industry.


Renewable energy; wind energy; energy configuration; installed capacity; government policies; China and Japan

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Wang, L., Wang, Z., Yang, Y., Zhou, S., Dong, Y. et al. (2021). Review on Wind Power Development and Relevant Policies between China and Japan. Energy Engineering, 118(6), 1611–1626.

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