Offshore wind energy development in Germany 2016
Deutsche WindGuard has published offshore wind statistics for the first six months of 2016. Compared to the first half of 2015, less offshore wind turbines (OWT) were added to the grid. Forty-three OWT with a capacity of 258 megawatt (MW) first fed into the grid in the first half, compared to 422 OWT (1,765 MW) in the same period in 2015. This was mostly due to catch-up effects in 2015, WindGuard said. The total capacity of German offshore wind installations increased to 3,552 MW. Another 1,486 MW are under construction and the final investment decision has been made for an additional 810 MW.