DEWI figures for the first half-year: 32.5 GW of wind power in Germany

During the first half of 2013, 446 new wind turbines were installed with a cumul
During the first half of 2013, 446 new wind turbines were installed with a cumul

DEWI has presented the current figures on the development of wind energy in Germany. According to the report, the cumulative capacity of wind turbines as of 30 June 2013 reached 32,479 MW and the number of plants was 23,287. This means that during the first half of the year there was only a total of 446 new onshore and offshore wind turbine installations with a total rated output of 1237.87 MW. DEWI published the following figures for the offshore wind industry, which - like all other figures - are based on information from the manufacturers: 52 offshore wind turbines were installed in the first half of the year, which is equivalent to an installed capacity of 232 MW. The average performance of an offshore installation has therefore now risen to nearly 4.5 MW. However, there is a small bitter pill with the installation figures in the offshore business: Of the total 232 MW, only 105 MW were connected to the grid - and this number includes plants that were built in the previous year.

Among the German Federal States, Lower Saxony is leading with almost 7,483 MW cumulative power, ahead of Brandenburg with 4,921 MW and Saxony-Anhalt with 3,896 MW. When it comes to new installations, however, Rhineland-Palatinate (178 MW) has overtaken the former leader Lower Saxony (169 MW).

Volker Buddensiek

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