South east Asian giant added more turbines than Germany & Denmark

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WindPower Monthly

China was the only nation outside the EU to complete a commercial-scale offshore wind power installation last year, according to data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Only six countries added to their offshore wind capacity in 2012.

The dominance of Europe within the industry continued in 2012, with four EU countries adding just under 1.2GW, representing almost 90% of total new capacity. But GWEC’s data also offers a clear demonstration of China’s offshore wind achievements, despite struggling in the face of delays linked to permitting and grid connection.