Europe leads growing market in offshore wind power


Offshore capacity on the rise despite high costs of installation.

The United Kingdom has approved plans for the world’s largest offshore wind farm: up to 300 turbines with a capacity of up to 1.8 gigawatts in the North Sea.

The country already leads the way in offshore wind power, accounting for 40% of the world’s 12 gigawatts of installed capacity. Germany follows with 27%. Offshore wind power still represents just 3% of the world’s installed wind capacity, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. But the market is expanding.

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