44 different turbine types were built in Germany in 2014. Wind turbines of 3-5 MW size are starting to become established in the onshore market in Germany. The average turbine diameter has now increased to 99 m, the hub hight to 115 m.
In 2014 for the first time there was expansion of new wind turbines in each state. The highest absolute power expansion was in Schleswig-Holstein with 1293 MW, followed up by Lower Saxony with 600 MW. The largest percentage expansion was in Bavaria (27 %) in the south of germany.
As in the two previous years, the new offshore wind power generating capacity worldwide was in 2014 about 1.6 GW. Large wind farms were connected to the grid in the UK, followed by Germany and Belgium. 2693 wind turbines having a total nominal power of 8493 MW are in use in 104 offshore wind farms in total.
In Germany, 141 turbines, with a total of 523 MW, entered operation in the wind farms DanTysk, Meerwind Süd/Ost, Nordsee Ost and Riffgat (partially), so that at the end of 2014 a total of 1044 MW was installed in German waters. Further 286 wind turbines with a total nominal power of 1269 MW are built, but at the end of 2014 still without grid connection.
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