With more than 11,000 wind turbines currently operating to produce nearly a quarter of the UK’s electricity, wind energy has become one of the most important sources of renewable energy. The UK government’s 10-point plan to achieve net-zero by 2050 is gaining momentum and wind energy is only expected to continue to grow in the years to come. To meet the net zero target, the UK government has ambitious plans for the wind industry. This includes aiming to produce enough electricity through offshore wind to power every home in the UK and to produce 1GW of energy from floating offshore wind by 2030.
With the 10-point plan driving progress, it could be said that the UK is at the forefront of wind energy. The UK has the most installed capacity for offshore wind in comparison to any other country and is home to some of the largest windfarms including Walney, Dogger Bank, Beatrice, Gwynt y Mor and Whitelee.