GWEC: China leads record 6.1 GW of new offshore wind capacity installed globally in 2019
The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows a record 6.1 GW of offshore wind capacity installed in 2019, increased by 35.5 per cent than the previous year, which saw a growth of 4.5 GW.
China leads the record with 2.3 GW capacity growth in 2019, followed by the UK and Germany, with 1.8 GW and 1.1 GW respectively.
Europe remained the largest market for offshore wind, accounting for 59 per cent of new installations in 2019, while the Asia-Pacific region accounted for 41 per cent.
Offshore wind accounted for approximately 10 per cent of new wind power installations in 2019, an increase of 5 per cent from 2015.
GWEC also predicted an additional 50 GW of new offshore wind capacity installed by 2024 globally, which means 80 GW of global growth over the next 5 years.
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