Offshore Wind Energy
Offshore wind energy is a renewable energy source rapidly developing across Europe and Asia, greatly reducing the need for fossil fuels and a vital part in transitioning to clean energy.
Why Offshore Wind?
The Goal of Net Zero Emissions
Renewable energy sources are necessary to counter the growing impact of climate change on the environment, and offshore wind is proving to be one of the most effective alternatives to fossil fuels. In the current global market the UK, China and Germany are leading the charge in the implementation of offshore wind energy with plans to increase their total capacity by more than 10 times by 2050.
Offshore wind is perhaps the most viable option in achieving net zero emissions by 2050, providing a clean and reliable energy source. The increase in Government investments and developing technology has led to positive outlooks for many nations new to offshore wind. There are now over 2500 projects underway or in planning to develop offshore wind farms across 53 countries.
Onshore vs Offshore
An average onshore wind turbine with a capacity of 3 MW can supply 1,500 average households with electricity.
An average offshore wind turbine of 3.6 MW can power more than 3,312 average households.