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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. A cumulative capacity of 5.3 GW was installed in 2017. The installed capacity in the North Sea is approximately seven 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 2508 MW, the output level of the winter months 2017 is 1.7 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: [Hochrechnung TenneT TSO][Hochrechnung Offshore]