Japan’s Offshore Wind Market: Cost Reduction Study to 2050 洋上風力発電の主力電源化と洋上風力産業の発展を目指して Download the Report Report in English Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Report in Japanese Contact Esther Fang Senior Offshore Wind Policy Analyst [email protected] Discover other Reports Click Here Sign up for our Newsletters Click Here
According to the latest data released by GWEC Market Intelligence, 2020 was a record year for wind power growth in the Asia Pacific. This growth was driven by China, which installed 52 GW of new wind power capacity in 2020 according to initial data – double what the country installed in 2019 and more capacity installed in a single year by any country in history.
Today the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) have announced that they have formed a joint Japan Offshore Wind Task Force to drive offshore wind growth in Japan. As of December 2019, Japan has 65.6MW of offshore wind capacity, including five floating turbines totalling 19MW. However, the full scale of Japan’s offshore wind potential has yet to be unlocked due to regulatory and industrial bottlenecks, both of which this Task Force aims to address.