UK offshore wind capacity grows 80% in one year

With the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, the London Array, opening in the UK earlier this year, it’s probably no surprise that the country’s offshore wind capacity grew considerably.As Renewable Energy World reports, the London Array was not the only large offshore installation driving this dramatic growth: In the period from July 2012 to June 2013, capacity increased from 1,858 MW to 3,321 MW, boosted by four huge wind farms becoming operational – Greater Gabbard, Gunfleet Sands III, Sheringham Shoal, and London Array (pictured), which at 630 MW is currently the biggest offshore wind farm in the world.The numbers, which were compiled in