Baihetan Hydropower Plant was all systems go on December 20, joining a host of water power plants strewn on the Chin-sha River (Wudongde, Xiluodu, Xiangjiaba plants) and Yangtze River (Gezhouba, Three Gorges) to shape the largest clean energy corridor in the world. As one of the national mega projects sending power from west to east, Baihetan's operation will incessantly deliver clean energy power to Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province, aiding the social and economic development of the Yangtze River Delta.
China has been active in patent transfer licensing of green new energy and other low-carbon industries; The Patent Classification System on Green and Low-Carbon Technology has been issued to promote technology innovation and patent industrialization of green and low-carbon industry; China's total installed capacity combining hydro, wind, photovoltaic and biomaterial power generation has been at the top spot in the world for years with smooth uptick of power output. Driven by government actions, renewable energy development in China has been transitioning from being resource-oriented to innovation-oriented. The impact caused by adjustment of energy structure and carbon reduction is beginning to materialize. The renewable energy industry itself has leapfrogged from being small, through big to strong. In the first three quarters, according to latest data, newly installed capacity of renewable energy grossed 90.36 million kw, accounting for 78.8% of installed capacity of all purposes in the country. Power output generated by renewable energy gently climbed to 1.94 trillion kwh.
China's renewable energy industry has now entered a new stage of high-quality leapfrog development. According to the 14th Five-Year Plan for Renewable Energy Development, China will adhere to innovation-driven and high-quality development of renewable energy and continue to consolidate and enhance the industry's competitiveness by strengthening technology innovation, cultivating new development models, improving innovation chain and other measures.
A sea of photovoltaic panels spread in Gobi deserts. Power plants are dotted on running rivers. Rows of windmills run at speed on vast prairies. With the help of technological innovation, splendid Chinese landscapes everywhere are storing green, low carbon energy and injecting massive green power to early accomplishment of the double carbon objective.