The global offshore wind industry installed a record 6.1GW of new capacity in 2019, bringing total capacity to 29GW, according to the latest data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
This was a 35.5 percent increase on the previous year, which saw 4.5GW installed. Growth is set to accelerate, with GWEC Market Intelligence’s preliminary forecasts estimating that an additional 50GW of new offshore wind capacity could be installed by 2024 globally. This would mean that total installed offshore wind capacity could reach nearly 80GW globally over the next five years, an increase of almost 172 percent from today’s capacity. Read on.