The World's Largest Offshore Wind Farms
Previously, the London Array held the title as the world's largest offshore wind farm and the Walney Extension has overtaken it, despite the fact that is has less than half the number of turbines. That's because its turbines are larger, more powerful and situated further out to sea. On the following infographic which was created using Renewable data published by The Guardian, a distinct trend is readily apparent.
All of the world's largest wind farms are in Europe with the bulk of them in the UK. The only non-UK entries in the top-10 list are Gemini in the Netherlands (600 megawatts) and Germany's Gode and Veja Mate (582 and 402 megawatts respectively). By comparison, the largest non-European wind farm is China's Huaneng Rudong which only has a 300-megawatt capacity by comparison. The UK is a global leader in wind energy and according to the Global Wind Energy Council, the country hosts 36 percent of installed global wind energy capacity. The Walney Extension won't hold its title for long, however. ScottishPower's East Anglia One is set to open in 2020 and it will have an even greater capacity of 714 megawatts.
This chart shows the top 10 offshore windfarms worldwide by capacity (in megawatts).