Global offshore wind capacity rose by 6.1 GW in 2019

23 Mar 2020

According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the global offshore wind power capacity increased by 6.1 GW to 29.5 GW in 2019. Offshore wind installations accelerated compared with 2018, when 4.5 GW were added, and accounted for 10% of the new wind power installations.

39% of the new offshore wind capacity was installed in China (2,395 MW) and another 2% was installed in the Asia-Pacific region (120 MW in Taiwan and 3 MW in Japan (floating)). The remaining 59% was installed in Europe, with 1,764 MW added in the United Kingdom, 1,111 MW in Germany, 374 MW in Denmark, 370 MW in Belgium and 8 MW (floating) in Portugal.

According to the GWEC, an additional 50 GW could be installed over the next five year, raising the total installed offshore wind capacity to nearly 80 GW by 2024.

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