European offshore wind energy beats new records

In the first six months of 2015, Europe fully grid connected 584 commercial offshore wind turbines, with a combined capacity totalling 2,342.9 MW. New offshore capacity installations during H1 2015 were up 200% on the same period the previous year. In all, 15 commercial offshore wind farms are under construction and, once completed, they will have a total capacity of over 4,268.5 MW.

These are some of the key figures contained in a report issued in July 2105 by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) on the leading trends and statistics in Europe’s offshore wind sector for the first half of this year.

During the first six months of 2015, work was carried out on 15 offshore wind farms. Foundations and turbines have been installed and/or grid connected in three countries: Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, detailed as follows… Read more…

Article published in: FuturENERGY September 2015