Why Offshore Wind Developments are Growing in Popularity

  • As of September 2018, the 659 MW Walney Extension in the United Kingdom is the largest offshore wind farm in the world
  • The Hornsea Wind Farm under construction in the United Kingdom will become the largest when completed, at 1,200 MW.
  • Other projects are in the planning stage, including Dogger Bank in the United Kingdom at 4.8 GW, and Greater Changhua in Taiwan at 2.4 GW.
  • Offshore wind energy is renewable, clean unlimited and non-polluting
  • There are more wind resources offshore than onshore (up to twice as much as in a medium onshore wind farm).
  • Offshore wind farms create minimal visual and acoustic impact is very small, meaning much larger areas can be developed. This means offshore wind farms typically have several hundred megawatts of installed capacity (far greater than their onshore counterparts)
  • Maritime transport has relatively few limitations in terms of care and dimensions compared to land transportation, making it possible for offshore wind turbines to reach much larger unit capacities and sizes than onshore wind turbines.

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