2009 marks the third year of industrialisation and growth for the nascent offshore wind sector, with a lot more to come:
Source: EWEA - The European offshore wind industry
key trends and statistics 2009 (PDF)
With just under 600MW installed in 2009, this is just under 10% of the wind capacity built in Europe in the year, but it's a sign of things to come as 3.5GW are already in construction and another 16GW are fully permitted.
More below [with specific comments on the US situation added]. Part of the Wind power series.
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