Exclusive: Offshore Wind Energy Market Report 2016

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Planet OS is actively engaged in the wind energy market, with a heavy focus on offshore wind. Building wind energy related data intelligence solutions has taught us a great deal about the wind energy market, so we have decided to share the key findings with the rest of the world by preparing this report.

We gathered information about all existing and planned offshore wind farms, analyzed the data, and prepared an easy to read, but thorough overview of the offshore wind energy market. The report covers global production capacity, construction activity, market trends, the potential and challenges of offshore wind, and other highly relevant topics. It also embeds various tables and visualizations, offshore wind farm maps for different regions, and more.

For your exclusive, free access the report please see for the link below, at the end of the article.

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In 2015, renewable energy expanded at its fastest rate ever (152 GW), with global capacity reaching 1985 GW. That represents an 8% increase from the year before. Nineteen countries contributed by installing over 1 GW of renewable energy capacity. In addition, last year saw global investment in renewables rise to a new high of $329 billion, up 3% from the previous record set in 2011.

Even though wind power accounts for 22% of all renewable capacity, just 3% comes from offshore wind power. Although wind energy can be produced either off- or on-shore, the offshore wind industry holds more promise when we consider power generation capacity. Greater potential project sizes and higher wind speeds at offshore wind energy projects generate more energy and are therefore gaining popularity across nations. Visual pollution, coupled with intolerable noise generated by onshore turbines, have also contributed to the increasing preference for offshore projects.

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Deeply rooted in Europe for the last 25 years, offshore wind power generation is just now starting to gain momentum elsewhere. During 2015, we saw offshore wind experience a 28% (3.4 GW) increase in capacity, double that of its onshore counterpart.

To sum up, wind energy is a major cornerstone on the way to emission-free power production, and we hope this report helps you to plan your steps towards this goal. Market reports of this kind aren’t usually freely accessible, but we wanted to make this one an exception.


Feel free to contact us at gkleiman@planetos.com should you have questions about the report or Planet OS data intelligence solutions. Also, sharing the report with other interested parties is highly appreciated.


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