Renewable energy industry
Xinjiang has abundant wind resources. [Photo/IC]
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has seen a surge in electricity generated from clean energy.
According to State Grid Xinjiang Electric Power Co Ltd, wind and solar power in the region generated 27.81 billion and 9.07 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in the first nine months of 2018.
With abundant wind and solar resources, Xinjiang is a pioneer in using new energy in China, with installed new-energy capacity having exceeded 27 million kW so far.
A worker produces new-energy automobiles in a local plant in Xinjiang. [Photo/IC]
China's renewable energy sector is developing rapidly. The National Energy Administration said total installed renewable energy capacity had reached 650 million kW by the end of 2017, up 14 percent from 2016. Renewable energy, also including water and biomass power, generated 1.7 trillion kilowatt hours of electricity last year, accounting for 26.4 percent of the country's total.
A new-energy industrial base is built in Hami, a city of Xinjiang. [Photo/IC]