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Offshore wind projects hasten Asia's renewable shift from solar

China cuts solar subsidies as it starts to build its largest offshore wind facility

Asia Pacific's offshore wind capacity is forecast to rise 20-fold over the next decade   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- China is starting to build its largest offshore wind-power facility in the latest move in an accelerating shift in Asia away from solar to wind and other renewable energy sources.

Work began in late October on the facility off Nanpeng Isle in China's southern Guangdong Province. The project has a planned capacity of 400,000 kilowatts, and its developer, China General Nuclear Power Corporation, expects it to generate about 1.46 billion kilowatt hours of power annually when it goes on stream in 2020.

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