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Wind energy technology development and diffusion: A case study of Inner Mongolia, China

Xiliang, Zhang, Gan, Lin, Shuhua, Gu, Wenqiang, Liu

This study provides an overview of the diffusion of small household wind generators and development of wind farms in Inner Mongolia, China with the emphasis on policy and institutional perspectives. It analyzes the patterns of wind technology diffusion within social, economic, and environmental contexts. It relates the diffusion of wind technology to institutional framework building, and to international investment and technology transfer. By examining the economics of windfarm development and analyzing the role of alternative policy instruments, it identifies the major constraints of wind technology development and gives relevant policy recommendations.

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  • Year: 1999
  • Language: English
  • Series/Report: CICERO Working Paper;1999:05