Monday, 18 November 2013

UK Wind Energy Boom 2012 - 2013

UK Wind Energy Boom 2012 - 2013

A new report suggests that UK offshore wind energy has risen by 79% over the last year!

Most of the increase is attributed to large off shore projects (turbines built out to sea), which is a first with land based turbines historically being more popular.

Planning permission for onshore turbines remains a major hurdle.

Facts and figures (2012 / 2013):

1.3 GW - Installed on shore capacity.

79 % increase in offshore capacity.

630 MW - Delivered by the London Array (Just 50 miles from the capital)

4.8 GW - Onshore wind awaiting development.

Visual Impact Assessment for Wind Turbines