2019 Offshore Wind Technology Data Update

Walter Musial, Philipp Beiter, Paul Spitsen, Jake Nunemaker, Vahan Gevorgian, Aubryn Cooperman, Rob Hammond, Matt Shields

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The 2019 Offshore Wind Technology Data Update compiles information from peer-reviewed literature, market reports, press releases, industry news reports, manufacturer specification sheets, and offshore wind project announcements to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the state of the global wind industry in 2019. These data, including capacity projections, project characteristics, technology trends, and cost estimates, are categorized, tabulated, and plotted to provide easily recognizable and understandable summaries. A particular focus is given to the United States offshore wind project pipeline, including project announcements, state procurements, deployment timelines, infrastructure investments, grid interconnections, and other related developments. The update is intended to be used as a reference document by researchers, analysts, industry practitioners, and government officials.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages79
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5000-77411


  • 2019 market report
  • 2019 offshore data and trends
  • cost estimates
  • deployment timelines
  • installed capacity
  • offshore wind
  • United States
  • wind energy
  • wind industry


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