In 2020 investments and economic impact in onshore and offshore wind energy were 4.93 billion € (6.46 billion € in 2019). While investments in land-based installations have shown an increase to 1.97 billion€ (1.48 billion € in 2019).
In the course of 2020, two offshore wind power projects (OWPs) were commissioned. As of 31 December 2020, a total of 27 projects are in operation and the expansion phase of the projects that were implemented before the introduction of tenders is complete.
Wind energy provided almost 131 TWh (125.9 TWh in 2019) of electricity to the energy system. Land-based wind and offshore wind energy again contributed more than 52 % to the shares of renewable energy sources of gross national electricity consumption (52.17 % in 2020, 51.93 % in 2019). The capacity factors increased slightly to 22.0 % (21.9 % in 2019) onshore and 40.7 % (40.4% in 2019) offshore and are in line with the 5-year averages of 20.58 % onshore and 39.79 % offshore.