Wind power in Asia has a total generating capacity of 10,600 MW. The strongest market is China with 12,210 MW of installed capacity. India is the second largest market in Asia with an installed capacity of 9,587 MW.
China more than doubled its total wind power capacity by installing 1,347 MW of wind energy in 2006, a 70% increase from the 2005 figure. This brings China up to 2,604 MW of capacity at the end of 2006, making it the sixth largest market world wide. The Chinese market was boosted by the country’s new Renewable Energy Law, which entered into force on 1 January 2006. China continued its rapid expansion of wind power capacity in 2007 and 2008, and now has a total of about 9000 MW of wind power, with 4,000 MW being installed in 2008 alone.
Other key countries include Japan (1,394 MW), Taiwan (188 MW), South Korea (173 MW) and the Philippines (33 MW).