Review of offshore wind power development in the United Kingdom

  title={Review of offshore wind power development in the United Kingdom},
  author={Paraic Higgins and Aoife Foley},
  journal={2013 12th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering},
Currently wind power is dominated by onshore wind farms. However, as the demand for power grows driven by security of energy supply issues, dwindling fossil fuel supplies and greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, offshore wind power will develop rapidly because of the decline of viable onshore sites. The United Kingdom has a target of 21% renewable electricity by 2020 and this is expected to come mostly from wind power. Britain is the most active internationally in terms of offshore wind… CONTINUE READING