China accounted for half of final yr’s offshore wind installations
Offshore wind generators being put in in waters off Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, China, on September 3, 2020.
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The world added greater than 6 gigawatts (GW) of recent offshore wind capability in 2020, with China accountable for over half of installations within the sector, in accordance with new figures revealed Thursday.
The info, from the World Wind Power Council’s market intelligence unit, reveals China put in 3.06 GW final yr. Its nearest rival, the Netherlands, put in just a little below 1.5 GW of capability. The U.S. put in simply 12 megawatts of offshore capability final yr. For 3 years in a row now, China has been the primary nation for offshore wind installations.
Regardless of the coronavirus pandemic, the GWEC, a world commerce affiliation for the sector, stated offshore wind was nonetheless capable of get pleasure from its second greatest yr for installations.
The U.Okay. stays the primary marketplace for cumulative installations, with over 10.2 GW of capability,…