28 Apr '14, 8pm

Offshore Wind approaching 7 GW worldwide, report says #green

Offshore Wind approaching 7 GW worldwide, report says #green

According to their new report, “Wind Energy Report Germany 2013” while the UK is leading with 50 percent offshore market share, more than 2 GW are under construction in Germany. In the meantime, Japan is revolutionizing the market, firms there rolling out prototypes of floating turbines. The offshore wind energy sector has been approaching the 6900 MW capacity globally installed with 90 percent of turbines being installed in European waters. The UK is pushing ahead with 776 MW capacity added in the large offshore wind farms London Array, Lincs and Teesside which is half of the 1600 MW added capacity in 2013. Germany completed the installation of the wind farms Bard Offshore 1 and Riffgat. With 620 MW installed and 2000 MW under construction, the country is gaining grounds in the offshore market. Offshore R&D activities in Japan resulted in the installation of several proto...

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