Marine wind turbines provide electricity more stable ground, but the need for foundations limit their shallow waters and lifts energy prices. As a result, in July 2013, the total capacity of offshore wind turbines has risen to 6500 MW until the end of 2015 will jump to at least 7100 MW.
These 40% for 1 year about twice as fast as the overall growth rate of wind power, which dominated until the dry way and equal growth rate of solar energy.
Of course, against 300 GW vetrootrasli ground is modest figures. However, their dynamics suggests that soon could change. More than half (3400 MW) of these facilities belong to Britain, and another 1 200 MW in Denmark.
Much more spectacular prospects opening before sea windmills in Asia: China plans to increase its current 390 MW to 5000 MW round already in 2015, and the implementation of this plan is not provided, in contrast to Europe, inflated prices for the purchase of such energy, already full speed.
Japanese situation: there simply malomelkovody and wind on land unhurried, therefore an urgent need for the placement of wind turbines in the sea gave birth to a fundamentally different approach to the construction of offshore eolian ES.
In October 2013, Toda Corp. commissioned the floating wind turbine 2 MW - 1st place 16-megawatt plant, which is scheduled to launch in the near vremya.K 2020 project will be expanded to 1,000 MW, but with tayfunoustoychivostyu if all goes well, then the total input capacity of certain exceed these figures.
Development is floating turbines are likely to become the main focus of future offshore wind.