According to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the world’s new offshore wind installed capacity in 2019 was 6.1 GW, a record high, an increase of 35.5% year-on-year, and 4.5 GW in 2018.
As of 2019, the global offshore wind power capacity has reached 29 GW.From a country perspective, the country with the most new offshore wind power installations in 2019 is China, which is close to 2.4 GW. From a regional perspective, Europe still leads the global offshore wind power market, accounting for 59% of the total new additions, and Asia Pacific accounts for 49%.Among them, Britain added 1,764 MW in 2019 and Germany added 1,111 MW, which are the two largest offshore wind power markets in Europe.The chairman of GWEC Offshore Wind Working Group Chairman Alastair Dutton commented, "In 2019, offshore wind power installations are driven by mature market leaders. In the next few years, we will see more and more countries and regions establish The offshore wind industry is expanding into new markets in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. "He added that these emerging markets will need the right policy framework so that the world can expand offshore wind power construction beyond 2030.The Global Wind Energy Council predicts that by 2024, 50 GW of offshore wind power will be added globally, with a cumulative installed capacity of 80 GW.
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