An infographic from Statista shows that the world's largest offshore wind farms in terms of megawatts produced. All of the world's largest wind farms are in Europe with the bulk of them in the UK. 

The UK is a global leader in wind energy and according to the Global Wind Energy Council, the country hosts 36 percent of installed global wind energy capacity. Of the top 10 positions, Uk holds 7 places.

The world's largest offshore wind farm was opened last week in the Irish Sea off England's northwest coast. The Walney Extension is made up of 87 wind turbines manufactured by Siemens Gamesa and MHI Vestas and it covers 55 square miles. it has a total capacity of 659 megawatts, enough energy to power 600,000 homes. 

The only non-UK entries in the top-10 list are Gemini in the Netherlands (600 megawatts) and Germany's Gode and Veja Mate (582 and 402 megawatts respectively). The largest non-European wind farm is China's Huaneng Rudong which only has a 300-megawatt capacity. So the UK is a global leader in offshore wind energy. 

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/15386/the-top-10-offshore-windfarms-worldwide-by-capacity/
Image license: CC-BY-ND

UK is the home of 7 world's largest offshore wind farms while all the top 10 are in Europe

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An infographic from Statista shows that the world's largest offshore wind farms in terms of megawatts produced. All of the world's largest wind farms are in Europe with the bulk of them in the UK.

The UK is a global leader in wind energy and according to the Global Wind Energy Council, the country hosts 36 percent of installed global wind energy capacity. Of the top 10 positions, Uk holds 7 places.

The world's largest offshore wind farm was opened last week in the Irish Sea off England's northwest coast. The Walney Extension is made up of 87 wind turbines manufactured by Siemens Gamesa and MHI Vestas and it covers 55 square miles. it has a total capacity of 659 megawatts, enough energy to power 600,000 homes.

The only non-UK entries in the top-10 list are Gemini in the Netherlands (600 megawatts) and Germany's Gode and Veja Mate (582 and 402 megawatts respectively). The largest non-European wind farm is China's Huaneng Rudong which only has a 300-megawatt capacity. So the UK is a global leader in offshore wind energy.

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/15386/the-top-10-offshore-windfarms-worldwide-by-capacity/
Image license: CC-BY-ND

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