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The U.K.'s total output from offshore wind farms in 2012 was 7.5 TWh, finds a new report from The Crown Estate.

Other highlights of the report include the following:

- Approximately 1,000 people are directly employed in operations and maintenance roles to keep the 20 existing completed wind farms running smoothly on sites around the U.K.

- Since 2004, U.K. offshore wind energy has seen an annual growth rate of 54% in generated electricity.

The full report is available here.

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