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Daily Cycles Offshore

 

The figure shows the daily cycles for offshore wind power in the winter and summer months for the German North Sea and Baltic Sea in 2018. A cumulative capacity of 6,3 GW was installed in 2018. The installed capacity in the North Sea is approximately five times higher than in the Baltic Sea. In contrast to the onshore daily cycle (here), no clear daytime dependence of the wind power is recognisable here, since thermal convection on the open sea has a much smaller influence. With an average of 2941 MW, the output level of the winter months 2018 is 2,1 times higher than in the summer months due to the more favourable wind conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

Average daily cycles of offshore wind capacity for North
and Baltic Sea in the summer and winter months as a comparison

Data sources: [UeNB offshore 2019]; [UeNB offshore 2018]; [UeNB offshore 2017];