by Jerome a Paris
Thu Jan 19th, 2012 at 08:39:31 AM EST
The EWEA has published its yearly review of the offshore wind industry, focusing on projects which came online in the past year:
Today the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) published its annual offshore wind statistics for 2011 in Brussels showing that 235 new turbines with a total power capacity of 866 Megawatts (MW) were fully grid connected across nine offshore wind farms.
Across the EU, a total of 1371 offshore turbines have now been grid connected, with a total power capacity of 3813 Megawatts in 53 wind farms in 10 European countries.
The EWEA notes that 2,375 MW are currently under construction, and an even larger pipeline is under development. They also note (I wrote that part of the report and I can only encourage you to read it in more detail!):
“Despite the economy-wide financial squeeze, 2011 saw a 40 per cent increase on the previous year in offshore non-recourse debt financing , up from 1.46 billion Euros in 2010 to 2.05 billion Euros in 2011.”
See the full report (pdf) here