When Offshore Wind Dominated Renewable Energy News In 2015



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The year 2015 was a strong one for renewables, but maybe more so for none other than the world’s offshore wind industry.

The global offshore wind industry finished 2014 at 8,759 MW of installed capacity, having installed 1,713 MW throughout 2014 (according to the Global Wind Energy Council’s Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, 2014). The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) followed that up with news that European installations for the first half of 2015 had already hit 2,342.9 MW — triple the figures from the first half of 2014. These figures were confirmed by the European Wind Energy Association in July.