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Europe invested last year record €18 billion euros in offshore wind energy

EWPA's blog - etea January 26, 2017

WE offshore 26.01.2017Wind Europe has released its 2016 report on offshore wind power in Europe, where the industry announced a record €18.2 billion of investments in new wind farms to be built in the coming years. This represents a further 4.9 GW of new offshore wind power capacity.

Europe installed 1,558 MW of new offshore wind in 2016 with cumulative capacity reaching 12,631 MW. Last year’s 1.5 GW new installations were in 3 countries – Germany (813MW), the Netherlands (691 MW) and the UK (56 MW) – spread across 7 wind farms. They represent 338 wind turbines with an average size of 4.8 MW, up from 4.2 MW in 2015. Last year, saw the first 8 MW turbines deployed in the UK.

Read more from the report published by Wind Europe.

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