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Onshore wind expansion in Germany – status 2018

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

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Deutsche WindGuard has recently published a report on the expansion of onshore wind in Germany. The full report is available here [in German]. During the first half of 2018, 497 new onshore wind turbines were installed in Germany. Gross installed capacity totaled 1,626 MW, a 29% decrease from the same period in 2017. 88 of the newly commissioned turbines were repowered, providing 297 MW. A total of 101 turbines were decommissioned during the first half of 2018, with a combined capacity of 121 MW. This brings net installed capacity to 1,505 MW. The total number of onshore turbines was 29,071 at the end of June, with a combined capacity of 52,282 MW.

Average turbine capacity is for the first time over 3 MW, an increase of 10% compared to last year. Average rotor diamete...

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