Why offshore wind farms are booming

Offshore wind farms are seen as a key ingredient in renewable energy policy, and an important element in the battle against climate change, playing a leading role in meeting renewable energy and carbon emission targets and improving energy security for the future.  Investment in offshore wind grew 40% in 2016 despite a fall in funding for new clean energy. This indicates a strong push away from fossil fuels toward renewables.

The UK is one of the best locations for wind power in the world and is considered to be the best in Europe.  In 2016, the UK generated more electricity from wind power than from coal. The wind farms are getting bigger, the turbines are getting bigger, and they are moving further out to sea.

Although still relatively expensive, as technology advances, expertise grows and infrastructure improves, the cost of offshore wind farms are predicted to fall.  The industry has enormous potential. Find out why investment in offshore wind is booming below.

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