Record offshore wind capacity installed worldwide in 2019
New data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows that global installed offshore wind energy capacity grew by 6.1 GW over the course of 2019 - more than ever before in a single year. Total offshore capacity now stands at 29 GW globally. Most new capacity was added in China (ca. 2.3 GW), followed by the United Kingdom (1.8 GW) and Germany (1.1 GW). GWEC expects further growth in the coming years: According to their expectations, over 50 GW of offshore capacity will be installed between 2020 and 2024 as countries such as the United States, Taiwan, Japan, Viet Nam and South Korea ramp up installation.
GWEC will publish its Global Wind Report with more current data on March 25, 2020.