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Germany tops 1GW offshore

15/01/2015 by Sharon Shahzad

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Germany topped 1GW of operational offshore wind capacity last year, figures reveal.

Deutsche WindGuard said that by 31 December there were 258 turbines in the German North and Baltic Seas totalling 1049.2MW pumping power into the grid.
Researchers found 142 new offshore machines totalling 528.9MW were connected, doubling the capacity increase recorded in the previous year.

A further 268 turbines totalling 1218.1MW were installed in 2014 but had not been fully grid-linked by the end of the year.

The cumulative capacity of the units installed by year-end but not hooked up amounts to 1,303.1MW, Deutsche WindGuard said, with another 220 foundations in position.

Deutsche WindGuard compiled the data on behalf of VDMA Power Systems, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), the Wind Energy Agency and the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation.

“Out at sea we have now officially broken through the gigawatt barrier for installed capacity. This corresponds to an investment volume of around €4bn,” said VDMA steering committee chairman Norbert Giese.

“In addition turbine, foundation and grid technology exports are also in the billion-euro range. In 2015 we are expecting up to 2GW of offshore wind capacity to be newly connected to the grid. By the end of 2015, we will see a total of some 3GW of installed capacity online.”

BWE president Hermann Albers hailed the figures as proof that the offshore sector is “on the edge of a decisive breakthrough” but warned that government support would be crucial in the coming years.

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