Global Offshore Wind Power Market to Reach Almost 40 Gigawatts by 2020, According to a New Study on ASDReports

Tuesday 17 February 2015, Amsterdam

Market Research Report Press Release With more countries utilizing offshore wind potential, the global offshore wind power market is expected to increase more than fivefold from 7.1 Gigawatts (GW) in 2013 to 39.9 GW by 2020, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 28%.

The company’s latest report, now available on ASDReports, states that the global offshore wind energy space registered substantial growth between 2006 and 2013, rising from 0.9 GW in 2006 to 7.1 GW in 2013, at a higher CAGR of 33.9%. Of this, 1.6 GW came online in 2013, driven mainly by the UK, Germany, Denmark and Belgium.

Offshore wind is now expected to become one of the largest renewable power market segments by 2020. The UK, Germany and China will contribute significantly towards this, thanks to a number of projects currently in the planning and construction stages.

The report says: “Offshore wind power is increasingly being explored for its high yield, due to stronger and more consistent winds compared to onshore, and the scope that this provides for the construction of large-scale projects.

“An additional benefit is the fact that future offshore wind power technology development will ensure a decline in the average cost per megawatt, although overall project costs are expected to rise in countries with wind farms planned in deeper water and further from the shore.”

According to Singh, the main obstacles that will hinder market growth are environmental concerns, as well as the lack of skilled personnel and sophisticated technology catering to offshore requirements.

“Despite these barriers, this report expects offshore wind’s share in the global wind power market to climb from 2.2% in 2013 to 6.1% by 2020, as more countries eye the advantages of this renewable energy technology,” the analyst concludes.
Offshore Wind Turbines and Foundations - Global Market Size, Market Share, Regulations and Key Country Analysis to 2020

Offshore Wind Turbines and Foundations - Global Market Size, Market Share, Regulations and Key Country Analysis to 2020

Publish date : August 2014
Report code : ASDR-140162
Pages : 199

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