23 Mar '12, 9am

Germany, Denmark’s Renewable Energy Transition Empowering Offshore Wind

Germany, Denmark’s Renewable Energy Transition Empowering Offshore Wind

Activity in Europe’s offshore wind sector continues to increase, as European government and industry continue to follow through on plans to make the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Offshore wind installations are a big part of Germany’s groundbreaking plans to phase out nuclear power, while world wind energy leader Denmark intends to increase its already high percentage of wind power by tapping more offshore wind energy. Wind turbine costs have been declining and the energy conversion efficiency of wind turbines has been increasing while fossil fuel costs are rising. Nonetheless, high up-front capital costs, the challenges of deploying and maintaining wind turbines in harsh offshore environments and the cost, time and difficulties of constructing and maintaining offshore-to-grid connections has lead to criticism and questioning of Germany and other Europe...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/23/germany-denmarks-rene...

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