Floating wind takes offshore wind energy to the global stage. The possibility of installing turbines in deep waters opens up markets where offshore wind development has previously been impossible.
In the report “Floating Offshore Wind – A Global Opportunity”, published by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) last week, Aegir Insights shortlists 30 potential future floating wind markets, based on a list of criteria such as technical potential, electricity consumption, competing renewables and policy environment. The shortlisted markets can be seen on the map.
Report showcases the global nature of floating wind potential
This shortlist shows the truly global nature of floating wind potential, with markets on six continents and in as diverse countries as USA, Norway, Spain, Turkey, Vietnam, Australia and South Africa represented on the list.
The 30 markets all have the potential to emerge as floating wind markets around 2030 after frontrunning floating wind markets such as the UK, South Korea and others. With the right policy framework, these potentially emerging markets could speed up their progress and become floating wind pioneers in their own right.
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Apart from the screening that lead to the shortlist of 30 potential offshore wind markets, the report contains deeper policy analyses of five shortlist-markets (marked with turquoise on the map), as well as the full overview of the screening process that lead to the formation of the shortlist.
Download the report here.
“Floating Offshore Wind – A Global Opportunity” was commissioned by GWEC and authored by Aegir Insights.
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