politics&business: 10 things to know about ... the European market

OWI 01/2016 - Teaser

POLITICS & BUSINESS | MARKET REVIEW 10 things to know about… …the European market Source: EWEA European off shore wind installations EWEA has published its annual report on trends and statistics of the European offshore wind industry. We present the key facts in brief. 1Capacity: 3,019 MW of net installed, grid-connected capacity was added in 2015, 108 % more than in 2014. In total, 3,230 turbines are now grid-connected, bringing a cumulative capacity of 11,027 MW into European waters. Once completed, the offshore projects currently under construction will increase the capacity by a further 1.9 GW, bringing the cumulative capacity in Europe to 12.9 GW. 2Countries: 75.4 % of all net capacity brought online in 2015 was in Germany (2,282.4 MW), a four-fold increase in its grid-connected capacity compared to the year before. 38 OFFSHORE WIND INDUSTRY 1|2016 The second largest market was the UK (566.1 MW, 18.7 %), followed by the Netherlands (180 MW, 5.9 %). In total, the UK still by fare has the largest amount of installed offshore wind capacity in Europe (5,060.5 MW), representing 45.9 % of all installations. Germany follows with 3,294.6 MW (29.9 %). With 1,271.3 MW (11.5 %), Denmark is third, followed by Belgium (712.2 MW, 6.5 %), the Netherlands (426.5 MW, 3.9 %), Sweden (201.7 MW, 1.8 %). 3Regions: Of the total 3,019 MW connected in European waters, 86.1 % were in the North Sea, 9.2 % in the Baltic Sea, and 4.7 % in the Irish Sea. The average water depth of wind 3,500 3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 0 12,000 11,000 10,000 9,000 8,000 7,000 6,000 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0 Annual (MW, blue bars) Cumulative (MW, red graph) 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015


OWI 01/2016 - Teaser
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