European Offshore Wind Power Market Grew 54% in 2009

According to EWEA (European Wind Energy Associaten), a total of eight new wind farms consisting of 199 offshore wind turbines, with a combined power generating capacity of 577 MW, were connected to the grid in Europe in 2009. This reportedly represents a growth rate of 54% compared to the 373 MW installed during 2008. For 2010, EWEA expects the completion of 10 additional European offshore wind farms, adding 1,000 MW and equivalent to market growth of 75% compared to 2009.

Source: EWEA online

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