Wind energy also known as wind power. Wind energy refers to the extraction of kinetic energy from the wind and conversion of it into a useful type of energy: thermal, mechanical, or electrical. This can be accomplished through the use of wind turbines to generate electricity, windmills for mechanical power, wind pumps for water pumping or drainage, or sails to propel ships.
Wind energy is an indirect form of solar energy. While some of the sun’s energy is absorbed directly by the air, most of the energy in the wind is first absorbed by the surface of the earth and then transferred to the air by convection. Wind energy is recognized worldwide as a proven technology to meet increasing electricity demands in a sustainable and clean way.
Offshore wind energy has the added attraction that it has minimal environmental effects and, broadly speaking, the best resources are reasonably well located relative to the centers of electricity demand. Moreover, higher wind speeds at sea mean an increased energy production, as energy output is a function of the cube of the wind speed. Offshore wind farms can harness more frequent and powerful winds than available to land based installations.
The global Offshore Wind Energy Market size is segmented on the basis of product type, application, and region. On the basis of product type, the global market size is classified into gravity caisson foundation, single pile foundation, tripod foundation. On the basis of application, the global market size is classified into commercial use, industrial, household, and others. Geographically, the global market size is classified into North America, Europe, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia, India.
Europe is presently the largest market size for offshore wind energy since it is the only region that has made significant investments in the field. Europe is expected to remain dominant over the forecast period.Implementation of numerous favorable initiatives such as the Electricity Market Reform Package and the new Energy Act, the England has developed as the most prominent offshore wind energy market size in Europe.
Asia Pacific market is growing at fastest pace. However, China is currently the only country with a separate target allotment when it comes to offshore wind energy installations. The key players are Donghai Bridge, Suizhong Offshore Wind Energy, Changdao Offshore Wind Energy, Weihai Offshore Wind Farm, ZhoushanDaishan Offshore Wind Farm, Nantong Offshore Wind Farm, Cangzhou Offshore Wind Farm, NanAo Offshore Wind Farm, Cixi Offshore Wind Farm, and Zhangzhou Liu Ao Offshore Wind Farm.
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