Web Alert: Offshore Wind Energy on the rise
News & Insights 16 February 2016
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) which encourages the use of wind power in Europe has published its annual figures: “Wind in power – 2015 European statistics”
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), which encourages the use of wind power in Europe, has published its annual figures: “Wind in power – 2015 European statistics”.
The annual figures, which were released in February 2016, demonstrate that European wind power is on the rise. A total of 12.8 GW of wind energy was installed in 2015 (onshore and offshore wind installations) – having increased from 3.2 GW in 2000. According to the EWEA report, offshore wind energy power generation is also fast growing in Europe:
“new offshore wind installations more than doubled in 2015 compared to 2014, with 3,034.5 MW of new gross capacity grid-connected. Offshore wind power installations represented 24% of the annual EU wind energy market, up from 13% in 2014”.
For further information and access to EWEA’s annual figures, please click here.