UK Met Office offers renewable services in Germany

The UK’s Met Office has launched its renewable energy services in Germany to help the nation deliver on its wind ambitions. Installed onshore wind capacity in Germany is predicted to […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The UK’s Met Office has launched its renewable energy services in Germany to help the nation deliver on its wind ambitions.

Installed onshore wind capacity in Germany is predicted to rise by 40% to 45GW while offshore capacity is to increase to 6GW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.

The Met Office said it hopes to provide a solution “to some of the challenges faced in the German marketplace”, including construction methods, high capital expenditure, operational costs and future Feed-in Tariffs and EU targets.

Michelle Spillar, Met Office Head of Renewables said: “This is an exciting time for us and a key strand of our commercial business development strategy. In Germany our focus will be on development, operations and maintenance.

“We also expect our seasonal forecasting capabilities to play a prominent role.”