Feature Report: Renewable Energy Producers and Consumers

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Installed Wind Power Capacity in the European Union

Global installed wind power capacity has been rising steadily for 15 years. The European Union developed wind farms early on and is now the region with the highest installed capacity worldwide (118 GW). Since 2004, wind power capacity in North America and Asia has been growing rapidly, ensuring that global wind power capacity is more evenly distributed among Europe, the United States and Asia.

Installed Wind Power Capacity in the European Union (in MW)

 

Country 2012 2013 Change Share of European Capacity in 2013
Germany 31,332 34,633 10.5% 29.4%
Spain 22,796 22,959 0.7% 19.5%
United Kingdom 8,445 10,777 27.6% 9.2%
Italy 8,144 8,551 5.0% 7.3%
France 7,196 8,143 13.2% 6.9%
Portugal 4,525 4,724 4.4% 4.0%
Denmark 4,162 4,772 14.7% 4.1%
Sweden 3,745 4,468 19.3% 3.8%
Poland 2,497 3,389 35.7% 2.9%
Netherlands 2,391 2,713 13.5% 2.3%
Romania 1,905 2,459 29.1% 2.1%