Mixed picture for wind power deployment so far in 2019

Europe added 4.9 GW of new wind energy capacity in the first half of this year, up from 4.5 GW in the same period in 2018

Europe added 4.9 GW of new wind energy capacity in the first half of this year, up from 4.5 GW in the same period in 2018, an industry report has shown.

However, while offshore had “a good start to the year” the rate of onshore wind turbine installation was “poor”, the trade association WindEurope said on Thursday as it published the latest data.

The first six month of the year saw 1.9 GW of new offshore power, compared to 1.1 GW in the same period last year, with the UK (931 MW), Denmark (374 MW), Belgium (370 MW) and Germany (252 MW) in the lead. Onshore installations, conversely, were down from 3.3 GW in the first half of 2018 to 2.9 GW this year. Germany, in particular, recorded its worst result since 2000.

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