Finance tight as Europe adds 1GW

Belgium's Thornton Bank was one of the wind farms to see grid connections

Belgium's Thornton Bank was one of the wind farms to see grid connections

Dong Energy and Siemens continued to dominate Europe’s offshore wind industry in the first half of 2013, as the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) warned that uncertainty is undermining financing in the sector.

Latest EWEA figures showed 277 new turbines adding up to 1.045GW were grid-connected in European seas in the first six months of 2013 – double the 523MW added in the same period last year.

The continent’s total is now at 6.04GW spread across 58 wind farms in ten countries.

Danish development giant Dong accounted for 39% of the new capacity added, while Siemens turbines dominated the additions with 244 units, or 83% of the new megawatts.

But EWEA policy director Justin Wilkes said behind the healthy installation figures there is Log in to read complete article.

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