“Illusionary giant offshore”
Despite their massive size, offshore wind farms only contribute 1.3 percent to Germany’s power supply because they are expensive and grid connections are problematic, writes Jürgen Döschner in a commentary for public regional broadcaster Radio Bremen. “But the most important weakness of offshore wind turbines is the strength of the renewable competition: Ever higher and more efficient onshore turbines, the ongoing fall of PV costs and quick progress in storage. That’s why even generous feed-in tariffs don’t help.”
Read the commentary in German here.