Germany’s environmental targets extend well beyond European Union legislation and have resulted in a strong expansion of renewables, particularly wind power, in the country.
By 2030, Germany targets a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions and aims for all energy consumed to be at least 30% renewably sourced. Offshore wind parks play a growing role in the renewable energy industry because they benefit from more attractive economies of scale and steadier wind resources than onshore wind.
As one of the largest wind farms in the Baltic Sea, Arkona directly contributes to Germany’s ambitious energy transition.
Arkona has the capacity to supply up to 400,000 German households with renewable energy per year, saving up to 1.2 million tons of CO2 annually compared to traditional energy generation1.
In addition, Arkona received the German Renewables Award for Innovation of the Year in 2017 for its application of an additional anti-corrosion coating to reduce the release of aluminum and other substances to the seabed.
It complies fully with the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency’s (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) requirements.