Published: 26 July 2018 26 July 2018
Europe added 4.5GW of wind energy capacity in the first half of 2018, according to figures released by WindEurope. The figure is down on the same period last year (6.1GW) though is in line with expectations.
There was 3.3GW of onshore wind, driven by Germany (1.6GW), France (605MW) and Denmark (202MW). The 1.1GW of offshore wind was mainly in the UK (911MW), Belgium (175MW) and Denmark (28MW). Germany is set to install new offshore wind in the second half of the year. For the whole of 2018, WindEurope expect to see 3.3GW new offshore wind and 10.2GW of onshore wind. This will mean 13.5GW of new wind capacity in total for the year.