Croatia and Serbia: ‘Gone with the wind’

Croatia and Serbia: ‘Gone with the wind’

The first, Croatia, is among the top seven countries -according to the Wind in power 2017, the annual Wind Europe’s report on onshore and offshore wind energy statistics- that are related to wind energy and how well they did in 2017 in installing new wind farms on their ground.

According to the reports overview, as presented on the relevant web page, “Europe installed 16.8 GW (15.7 GW in the EU) of additional wind power capacity in 2017, marking a record year on annual installations. With a total net installed capacity of 169 GW, wind energy remains the second largest form of power generation capacity in Europe, closely approaching gas installations. 2017 was a record year for both onshore and offshore installations. The EU added 12,526 MW onshore and 3,154 MW offshore.”

Croatia did it by installing 147 MW of wind power.

How and why Serbia is among the top 10 wind investment destinations

The answer is truly simple, the solution method an excellent political handling and implementation of very specific measures and laws:

“Cost reductions across the industry supply chain and increased competition made it possible for investors to finance more capacity for less cash, according to WindEurope’s annual onshore and offshore wind statistics”, notes.

Serbia, “with a EUR 600 million wind energy investment” the country “shared 10thplace with Norway out of 38 European countries”, the site reads, in an article based on the above mentioned report’s findings.

In the ‘Trends and cumulative installations’ section of the report, it is mentioned that, “Wind energy now accounts for 18% of EU’s total installed power generation capacity.”…/IBNA