WEIHAI, CHINA – Although Asia is late in entering the offshore wind market, as compared to Europe, it is moving ahead at a quick pace. Asia sees offshore wind as the answer to powering its vast modern cities. Most of its population lies near the coast where winds are strong and could be harnessed to produce power to the mega cities. Offshore wind farms can be placed where power is needed most thus their efficiency levels will be substantially higher than their onshore counterparts.
Following the tremendous success of their past onshore wind series events, Noppen held their first Asia Offshore Wind Summit in Weihai on the 26-27 August 2010. Supported by Weihai Municipal Government, the Harbin Institute of Technology (Weihai) and the American General Business Association, the summit was attended by over 200 senior directors and technicians from Asia's wind energy and offshore wind farms. Industry leaders came together to discuss Asia's newest industrial policies, advanced technology solutions, future developments, and the most up-to-date progress reports on major projects in Asia.