Global total offshore wind capacity up by almost 50% : The total pipeline of worldwide offshore wind projects and that are functional, under construction, consented, in planning or in progress is up by 47% since January.
This is according to the recent report by the trade association RenewableUK, which indicates the UK, with a total pipeline of 41.3GW, up 12% (when it was at 36.9GW) since January, held its leading global position.
China has reached second place from fourth , that’s an 80% increase from 14.5GW to 26.1GW, while the US kept third place with 10% growth.
Brazil has reported ten new offshore wind projects from the start of the year and that placed the country into the fourth place, trailed by Taiwan which documented a 65% increase from 9.2GW to 15.2GW.
The top ten also contains the Netherlands with 11.4GW total offshore wind pipeline, Ireland & Poland with 9.1GW and Vietnam with 8.6GW.
Germany dropped from second to sixth place because of a 29% decrease in its pipeline.
RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive Melanie Onn remarked“The global appetite to develop new offshore wind projects remains enormous, despite the pandemic this year, as this research proves. The UK and many other countries are counting on the rapid growth of the offshore wind sector to be a key driver in the worldwide green economic recovery.
“The UK remains the biggest market for offshore wind in the world and our capacity is set to quadruple over the course of this decade following the Prime Minister’s landmark commitment to power every UK home with offshore wind by 2030.”
Global total offshore wind capacity up by almost 50%