156 new turbines were added in 2016
Germany added 818MW of new offshore wind capacity in 2016 bringing the total to over 4.1GW, according to research coordinated by Deutsche WindGuard.
Some 156 new turbines were connected to the grid last year, bringing the total to 947 machines, and a further 21 added totalling 123MW that are yet to export power.
The analysis was conducted by the Offshore Wind Energy Alliance (AGOW), WindEnergie (BWE), Offshore Windenergie foundation, VDMA Power Systems and Windenergie-Agentur (WAB).
However, the 2016 figure for new capacity was down on the more than 2.2GW added in 2015.
German offshore wind generated 13 terrawatt hours (TWh) of electricity in 2016, an increase of almost 57% from the 8.3TWh produced the previous year.
Some 194 foundations at three projects in the North Sea and one in the Baltic Sea were also installed last year.
Bard Offshore’s 5MW Hooksiel demo was the only offshore turbine decommissioned in 2016.