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Note: Average values shown including both Onshore and Offshore Forecast accounts for future product deployments and demand Source: Wood Mackenzie

Figure 2-5 Growth in wind turbine size

Energy production is closely linked to the specific rating of the turbine, measured in the nominal power divided by the rotor swept area (Watts/meter-squared). A lower specific rating will yield a higher capacity factor and energy production within a given wind turbine size range and wind regime. Specific power has also seen a continued evolution, as shown in Figure 2-6, indicating that growth in rotor swept area is outpacing the growth in turbine ratings.

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