UK leads offshore wind industry in Europe
The UK offshore industry enjoyed one of its most successful years ever in 2012, with nine wind farms fully connected to the National Grid.
According to a new report from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), 854MW of capacity to generate clean electricity were installed last year, bringing the total UK offshore wind capacity to 2.9GW. This is enough to power 1.9 million households in Britain and is way ahead of its neighbouring countries installations, with 73% of the total offshore wind capacity installed in Europe.
Welcoming the news, Nick Medic, Director of Offshore Renewables at RenewableUK said: “This report clearly demonstrates phenomenal progress in the UK’s offshore wind sector over the past year. It also provides further proof that major companies and investors have recognised the scale of opportunity offered by the UK’s tremendous natural offshore wind resource. We’re the go-to destination for the offshore wind sector.”
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Source: Energy Live News