Wind Energy Dwarfs Nuclear: Wind Farms In China Have An Exponentially Higher Energy Output Than America’s Nuclear Power Plants

Alap Naik Desai - Author

Mar. 11 2017, Updated 5:03 a.m. ET

China’s wind energy exponentially dwarfs America’s nuclear power plants. While the eastern country is actively involved in building nuclear reactors, it is committed to generating energy from wind.

America may boast of one of the biggest nuclear power plants in the world, but when it comes to sustainable and renewable power generation, China is ages-ahead. While China is currently building more nuclear reactors than any other planet on Earth, it is dedicated at exploring the potential of wind power to its fullest and expanding its capacity to harvest it at an even speedier rate than nuclear.

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As per last year’s figures, the total amount of energy harvested from China’s wind farms went up an impressive 16 percent from the previous year. In terms of power generation, wind farms generated enough energy to reliably power 110 million homes for an entire year.


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