26 Jul '18, 7am

Europe added 4.5 GW of wind in the first half of 2018

Of the total figure, onshore wind accounted for 3.3 GW, driven by Germany (1.6 GW), France (605 MW) and Denmark (202 MW). The 1.1 GW of offshore wind was mainly in the UK (911 MW), Belgium (175 MW) and Denmark (28 MW). Germany is set to install new offshore wind in the second half of the year. Over the course of the entire year, WindEurope expects to see 3.3 GW of new offshore wind and 10.2 GW of onshore wind, meaning a total of 13.5 GW of new wind capacity for the whole year. “We are on track for a solid year in new wind farm installations but the growth is driven by just a handful of markets” said WindEurope Chief Policy Officer Pierre Tardieu. “The figures also mask some worrying trends. France has installed a lot of new onshore wind this year but they haven’t issued a single new permit for onshore wind permit in the last eight months because of an administrative issue ...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/europe-added...

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