Global Wind Speed Rankings
23 Years of Wind Speed Observations

4C Offshore have combined their offshore wind knowledge with a reliable high resolution global satellite dataset to develop a 23 year wind speed database. This high resolution observation data (0.25˚) has been obtained from up to 6 satellites operated by NASA.

The table below has been created from this wind speed database, showing a 10 year mean wind speed (Jan 2000 - Dec 2009) extracted for the each offshore wind farm, calculated for hub height of 100m and ranked.

More detailed 6 monthly, daily and 6-hourly data is available for purchase - please enquire for more information.

10 Year Global Wind Speed Rankings
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RankNameCtySt.SeaSpeed (m/s)Observations
1 Rank: 1
Putian Pinghai bay offshore project phase B-F
China
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 12.11 6 hr/day/month historic data...
2 Rank: 2
Longyuan Putian Nanri Island 400MW project - Phase 3 350MW Commercial
China
Consent Authorised Taiwan Strait 12.04 6 hr/day/month historic data...
2* Rank: 2
Longyuan Putian Nanri Island 400MW project - Phase 2 - 34MW Demonstration
China
Consent Authorised Taiwan Strait 12.04* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
2* Rank: 2
Longyuan Putian Nanri Island 400MW project - Phase 1 - 16 MW Prototype
China
Under Construction Taiwan Strait 12.04* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
2 Rank: 2
Putian Pinghai bay offshore demonstration project phase A
China
Consent Authorised Taiwan Strait 12.04 6 hr/day/month historic data...
6 Rank: 6
Changhua - Stage I - Taipower
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 12.02 6 hr/day/month historic data...
6 Rank: 6
Changhua - Stage III - Taipower
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 12.02 6 hr/day/month historic data...
6* Rank: 6
Xidao - TGC
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 12.02* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
6* Rank: 6
Zhangfang - TGC
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 12.02* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
10* Rank: 10
Hanbao - TGC
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.94* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
10 Rank: 10
Changhua - Stage IV - Taipower
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.94 6 hr/day/month historic data...
10 Rank: 10
Changhua - Stage V - Taipower
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.94 6 hr/day/month historic data...
10 Rank: 10
Changhua - Stage VI - Taipower
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.94 6 hr/day/month historic data...
10 Rank: 10
Changhua - Stage II - Taipower
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.94 6 hr/day/month historic data...
10 Rank: 10
Changhua Offshore Pilot Project (COPP) - TGC
Taiwan
Consent Application Submitted Taiwan Strait 11.94 6 hr/day/month historic data...
10* Rank: 10
Changhua - Pilot - Taipower
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.94* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
10 Rank: 10
Fuhai Offshore Windfarm - TGC
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.94 6 hr/day/month historic data...
10 Rank: 10
Fuhai Phase III - TGC
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.94 6 hr/day/month historic data...
19 Rank: 19
NW1 - Medium Term Option for Offshore Wind Development
United Kingdom
Cancelled Scottish Continental Shelf (Hebrides) 11.91 6 hr/day/month historic data...
20 Rank: 20
NW2 - Medium Term Option for Offshore Wind Development
United Kingdom
Cancelled Scottish Continental Shelf (Hebrides) 11.86 6 hr/day/month historic data...
21* Rank: 21
Yunlin - TGC
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.80* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
21 Rank: 21
Chunan(Pilot)
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.80 6 hr/day/month historic data...
21* Rank: 21
Chunan - Phase 2
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.80* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
21 Rank: 21
Chunan - Phase 1
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.80 6 hr/day/month historic data...
25 Rank: 25
NW3 - Medium Term Option for Offshore Wind Development
United Kingdom
Cancelled Scottish Continental Shelf (Hebrides) 11.79 6 hr/day/month historic data...
26* Rank: 26
Fuqing Haitan Strait Intertidal wind farm
China
Consent Authorised Haitan Strait 11.73* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
27* Rank: 27
Quangang Shanyao offshore wind farm
China
Concept/Early Planning South China Sea 11.72* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
27* Rank: 27
Quanzhou Bay offshore wind farm
China
Concept/Early Planning South China Sea 11.72* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
27* Rank: 27
Yunlin - Star Energy
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.72* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
27 Rank: 27
Yunlin - Taipower
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.72 6 hr/day/month historic data...
31 Rank: 31
OWW3 (West of Barra)
United Kingdom
Development Zone North Atlantic Ocean 11.63 6 hr/day/month historic data...
32 Rank: 32
N8 - Strategic Search Area (North of Shetland)
United Kingdom
Cancelled Scottish Continental Shelf (Viking) 11.61 6 hr/day/month historic data...
32 Rank: 32
NW8 - Medium Term Option for Offshore Wind Development
United Kingdom
Cancelled Scottish Continental Shelf (Hebrides) 11.61 6 hr/day/month historic data...
34* Rank: 34
Datang Fujian XEMC Test Turbine(Nearshore)
China
Fully Commissioned Haitan Strait 11.56* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
35* Rank: 35
Fuqing Haitan Strait Offshore wind farm
China
Concept/Early Planning Haitan Strait 11.52* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
36 Rank: 36
OWNW1 (North Minch)
United Kingdom
Development Zone Minches & Western Scotland, The Minch (Hebrides) 11.45 6 hr/day/month historic data...
37 Rank: 37
N4-6 Strategic Search Area (West of Shetland)
United Kingdom
Cancelled Atlantic Ocean, (Fair Isle) 11.44 6 hr/day/month historic data...
38 Rank: 38
Site 4 Inner Hebrides
United Kingdom
Development Zone Minches & Western Scotland, The Minch (Hebrides) 11.43 6 hr/day/month historic data...
39* Rank: 39
Pingtan Offshore Wind Farm
China
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.38* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
39* Rank: 39
China Guangdong Nuclear Power Pingtan Dalian Island 200MW offshore windfarm
China
Concept/Early Planning Taiwan Strait 11.38* 6 hr/day/month historic data...
39 Rank: 39
N1 - Medium Term Option for Offshore Wind Development
United Kingdom
Cancelled Scottish Continental Shelf (Fair Isle) 11.38 6 hr/day/month historic data...
42 Rank: 42
OWW2 (West of Tiree)
United Kingdom
Development Zone Minches & Western Scotland (Malin) 11.33 6 hr/day/month historic data...
43 Rank: 43
OWN1(North of Orkney)
United Kingdom
Development Zone Scottish Continental Shelf (Fair Isle) 11.31 6 hr/day/month historic data...
44 Rank: 44
Stadthavet (Category B area)
Norway
Development Zone North Sea 11.29 6 hr/day/month historic data...
45 Rank: 45
Omaezaki Port
Japan
Concept/Early Planning Suruga Bay 11.28 6 hr/day/month historic data...
46 Rank: 46
Stadtvind
Norway
Cancelled Norwegian Sea 11.27 6 hr/day/month historic data...
47 Rank: 47
Site 2 North Coast
United Kingdom
Development Zone Scottish Continental Shelf (Fair Isle) 11.22 6 hr/day/month historic data...
47 Rank: 47
Olderveggen (Category B area)
Norway
Development Zone North Sea 11.22 6 hr/day/month historic data...
49 Rank: 49
Site 6 East Shetland Site
United Kingdom
Development Zone North Sea, Northern North Sea (Viking) 11.21 6 hr/day/month historic data...
49 Rank: 49
NW4 - Strategic Search Area (South Minch)
United Kingdom
Cancelled Minches & Western Scotland (Malin) 11.21 6 hr/day/month historic data...
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* Wind Farm location involves a degree of estimation.
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