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MALTEP supports the Civil Engineers in the realization of earthing of wind farms
French expert in grounding and lightning protection MALTEP accompanies you in order to propose technical solutions, advice and materials adapted to your projects.
MALTEP has already participated in the study, the qualification and the supply of grounding solutions for several wind farms in France:
Old Ruffec Farm
Nouvions Farm and extensions 1 to 8
Méharicourt Farm (Daisies Farm)
Mont de l'échelle Farm
For all your needs, you can call on our wind farm expert
Wind power in France
French Onshore Wind Energy
The French fleet is the fourth largest in Europe with 16.5 GW of installed capacity in 2019. In 2020, wind power produced 36 TWh of electricity and represented 8% of the French energy park.
In 2019, 3 regions account for nearly 60% of the national wind power generation. These are the Grand-Est (7.67 TWh), Hauts de France (8.95 TWh) and Occitanie (3.75 TWh).
French offshore wind energy
At this time, French wind farms are exclusively located on land, but 7 offshore wind farms are currently under development. The projects in Fécamp (Seine-Maritime), Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados), Saint Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique), Le Tréport (Seine-Maritime), Saint-Brieuc (Côtes-d'Armor) and Noirmoutier (Vendée) and most recently Dunkerque (Nord-pas-de-Calais) make up this first batch of offshore wind farms, with a total capacity of approximately 3,900 MW. These farms are scheduled to be commissioned between 2022 and 2027.
Wind power worldwide
Onshore wind power worldwide
Germany has the largest wind farm (60.8 GW of installed capacity), ahead of Spain (25.7 GW) and the UK (23.9 GW). Although a pioneer, Europe has quickly been supplanted by the United States and Asia in terms of wind power production.
In 2018 the share of electricity production by wind turbines in the world was 4.8%. This makes it the 2nd largest renewable energy source behind hydro.
China is the world's largest producer of wind power with 358 TWh, or almost 30% of global production. They are followed by the Americans with 303.4 TWh, while Germany is a good 3rd with a production capacity of 126 TWh.
Offshore wind power worldwide
Between 2018 and 2019 global offshore wind power generation capacity saw a 26% jump from 23.12 to 29.13 GW.
The 3 largest global offshore wind farms in 2019 were owned by the UK (9.723 GW), Germany (7.49 GW) and China (6.83 GW). Europe therefore retains a large lead in offshore production.
Energy transition law for green growth
Published on August 18, 2015, the law on the energy transition for green growth (LTECV) strengthens the legislation aimed at increasing the share of green energy in French electricity production. The ultimate goal of this law was to fight against climate change and increase the purchasing power of the French while creating new jobs by making these tools available to individuals, companies, and communities.
With this law, France has set itself the goal of achieving 32% of renewable energy in its total consumption by 2030.
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A complete range for your foundations
To help you in your wind farm earthing projectsMALTEP offers a complete range of solutions fordirect protection against lightning strikes..
You will also find below some of the most frequently used products for wind farm earthing.