Nation leads world in installations with 1-in-3 machines Grid halts some facilities to cope with excess power flows Trouble may be brewing in China’s renewable energy industry if idled wind farms are anything to go by. The nation’s clean-energy investment binge has made it the world leader in wind, accounting for about one in every three turbines currently installed, according to the Global Wind Energy Council . In turn, Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., which makes the machines, has pushed past its western rivals such as Vestas Wind Systems A/S and General Electric Co. Yet even with double the wind capacity, China still produces less electricity from turbines when compared with the U.S. That’s because it’s installing lower-quality machines using less reliable breezes and doing so more quickly than the distribution grid can take in the flows. “The numbers are striking,” said Justin Wu, head of Asia-Pacific for […]