Germany enters rough waters

A tripod foundation enters the water at the Global Tech 1 project in the German North Sea

A tripod foundation enters the water at the Global Tech 1 project in the German North Sea

With more than 2GW of projects under construction and high-level political support, it seems that Germany’s fledgling offshore wind industry is finally taking off.

The Merkel government sees the sector as one of the main pillars of Germany’s transition away from nuclear power, targeting 10GW by 2020 and 25GW by 2030. And with more than 37GW in the pipeline, it would seem that these targets should be easily hit.

Yet many industry experts are now saying that only 6-8GW will be installed by 2020.

How can this be? Even the UK, with its smaller industrial base, is on target to deliver 15GW of new projects by then.

The answer is that the development of the German Log in to read complete article.

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