Global Wind Speed Rankings

"The database provides a great opportunity for market research and awareness."

Leo Hambro, Tidal Transit Limited


23 Years of Wind Speed Observations

4C Offshore has 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.

10 Year Global Wind Speed Rankings
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RankProjectSeaCtyStatusSpeed (m/s)
1* Rank: 1
Fujian Pingtan Datang Changjiangao 200MW offshore Wind Farm South China Sea
China
Consent Authorised 12.11*
1 Rank: 1
Putian Pinghai bay offshore project phase D-E Taiwan Strait
China
Consent Authorised 12.11
1 Rank: 1
Pingtan experimental zone 300MW offshore wind power project South China Sea
China
Consent Authorised 12.11
4 Rank: 4
Fujian Putian Shicheng Yugang Offshore Wind Farm Taiwan Strait
China
Concept/Early Planning 12.06
5 Rank: 5
Longyuan Putian Nanri Island 400MW project - Phase 1 - 16 MW Prototype Taiwan Strait
China
Under Construction 12.04
5 Rank: 5
Putian Pinghai bay offshore Wind Farm demonstration project phase 2-250MW Taiwan Strait
China
Consent Authorised 12.04
5 Rank: 5
Putian Pinghai bay offshore demonstration project phase A Taiwan Strait
China
Under Construction 12.04
5 Rank: 5
Longyuan Putian Nanri Island 400MW project - Phase 3 - 188MW Taiwan Strait
China
Consent Authorised 12.04
5 Rank: 5
Longyuan Putian Nanri Island 400MW project - Phase 2 - 196MW Taiwan Strait
China
Consent Authorised 12.04
10 Rank: 10
Zhanghua 1-1 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 12.03
10 Rank: 10
Zhanghua 1-2 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 12.03
10 Rank: 10
Zhanghua 1-5 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 12.03
10 Rank: 10
Zhanghua 1-7 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 12.03
10 Rank: 10
Zhanghua 3-3 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 12.03
10* Rank: 10
TECO/CSC 5MW Turbine (onshore) Onshore
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning 12.03*
16 Rank: 16
Zhanghua 3-1 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 12.02
16 Rank: 16
Zhanghua 3-2 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 12.02
16 Rank: 16
Taizhong 2 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 12.02
16 Rank: 16
Changhua - North - Taipower Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning 12.02
16* Rank: 16
Xidao - TGC Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Cancelled 12.02*
16* Rank: 16
Zhangfang - TGC Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Cancelled 12.02*
22 Rank: 22
Taizhong 1 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 12.00
23 Rank: 23
Zhanghua 1-6 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.96
23 Rank: 23
Zhanghua 1-3 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.96
23 Rank: 23
Zhanghua 1-4 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.96
26 Rank: 26
Zhanghua 1-9 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.94
26 Rank: 26
Zhanghua 3-4 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.94
26 Rank: 26
Zhanghua 4-1 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.94
26 Rank: 26
Zhanghua 4-2 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.94
26 Rank: 26
Zhanghua 5 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.94
26 Rank: 26
Zhanghua 6-1 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.94
26 Rank: 26
Zhanghua 6-2 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.94
26 Rank: 26
Zhanghua 6-3 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.94
26 Rank: 26
Changhua - Pilot - Taipower Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning 11.94
26 Rank: 26
Changhua - South - Taipower Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning 11.94
26 Rank: 26
Zhanghua 2-2 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.94
26* Rank: 26
Hanbao - TGC Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Cancelled 11.94*
26 Rank: 26
Changhua Offshore Pilot Project (COPP) - TGC Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Consent Authorised 11.94
26 Rank: 26
Fuhai Offshore Windfarm - TGC Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Consent Application Submitted 11.94
26 Rank: 26
Fuhai Phase III - TGC Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning 11.94
41 Rank: 41
NW1 - Medium Term Option for Offshore Wind Development Scottish Continental Shelf (Hebrides)
United Kingdom
Cancelled 11.91
42 Rank: 42
NW2 - Medium Term Option for Offshore Wind Development Scottish Continental Shelf (Hebrides)
United Kingdom
Cancelled 11.86
43 Rank: 43
Zhanghua 2-1 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.82
43 Rank: 43
Zhanghua 1-8 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.82
45 Rank: 45
Xinzhu Shi - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.80
45 Rank: 45
Miaoli 1 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.80
45 Rank: 45
Miaoli 2 - Development Zone Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Development Zone 11.80
45 Rank: 45
Formosa 1 OWF Phase 2 Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning 11.80
45 Rank: 45
Formosa 1 OWF Phase 1 Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Consent Authorised 11.80
45* Rank: 45
Formosa 2 OWF Taiwan Strait
Taiwan
Concept/Early Planning 11.80*
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* Wind Farm location involves a degree of estimation.

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