WIND POWER MONTHLY | Offshore's worldwide wind capacity will increase more than eight-fold to 234GW by 2030 due to the industry maturing and improved support schemes, supply chain and cost reductions, according to a new report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
In its second annual Global Offshore Wind report, the industry body forecasts more than 205GW of new offshore wind capacity being installed by 2030, adding to the 29.1GW installed by the end of 2019.
This forecast marks a 15GW increase from last year’s outlook, as the industry has been buoyed by increased policy ambitions, declining technology costs and international commitments to decarbonisation, GWEC stated.
Europe will continue to be the leading region for installations by 2030, but development in the Asia-Pacific region will accelerate in the next decade. GWEC predicts the first additions will also be made off Africa and North and Latin America.
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