Full Title: NURTURING OFFSHORE WIND MARKETS: GOOD PRACTICES FOR INTERNATIONAL STANDARDISATION
Author(s): The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Publisher(s): The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Publication Date: 05/24

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Over the past 25 years off shore wind technology has developed rapidly, with the first commercial
plant beginning operation in Denmark in the early 2000s. By 2017 the United Kingdom (UK), Germany,
China, Denmark and the Netherlands had the largest off shore wind markets, both in the number of wind
farms and in total installed capacity (see Figure  1) (IRENA, 2018a). As such, these European countries,
and recently China, have the most relevant experience to share with emerging off shore wind markets. Other
non-European off shore wind markets – such as Japan and the United States (US) – are also growing but at a slower pace. According to projections from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), growth in off shore wind energy will accelerate in the coming years, with installed capacity rising from 19.2 GW in 2017 to 521 GW in 2050 (IRENA, 2018b)