The Top 5 Countries with the Most Offshore Wind Capacity

  Country Total Offshore Capacity Growth rate
1 United Kingdom 688.0 (MW) 18.1%
2 Denmark 663.6 (MW) 55.6%
3 Netherlands 247.0 (MW) 0.0%
4 Sweden 164.0 (MW) 22.4%
5 Germany 72.0 (MW) 500.0%
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 Facts
  1. The growth rate of offshore wind at 30% is slightly below the general growth rate of wind power.
  2. By the end of the year, wind farms installed in the sea could be found in twelve countries, ten of them in Europe and some minor installations in China and Japan.
  3. Total installed capacity amounted to almost two Gigawatts, 1.2% of the total wind capacity worldwide.
  4. Wind turbines with a capacity of 454 Megawatts were added in 2009, with major new offshore wind farms in Denmark, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and China.
  5. So far (2009) the largest offshore wind farm was inaugurated by Denmark in the North Sea, the Horns Rev II wind farm, at 209 Megawatts.
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Sources:  World Wind Energy Report 2009.

List Notes: Data is for the year 2009 in megawatts. Growth rate is between the years 2008 to 2009.
Countries with the Most Offshore Wind Capacity

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