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Statistics

WindEurope publishes its European onshore wind energy statistics annually. It also publishes European offshore statistics half-yearly, statistics that are eagerly awaited by the industry and media. For global figures on onshore and offshore, WindEurope relies on its partner the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

WindEurope statistic publications are not available to order in hardcopy, but are freely available online.

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  • The European offshore wind industry – Key trends & statistics H1 2018 (Members only) 26/7/2018 -
  • Financing and investment trends 2017 16/4/2018 - Financing and investment trends The European wind industry in 2017 Download report Overview Findings Explore Data Overview In 2017 the wind energy industry invested €51.2bn in Europe. This included investments in new assets, refinancing transactions, mergers and acquisition at project and corporate level, public market transactions, and private equity raised. Wind energy represented the largest […]
  • Wind in Power: 2017 European Statistics 13/2/2018 - Wind in Power 2017 Annual combined onshore and offshore wind energy statistics Download report Overview Findings Check the presentation Overview Europe installed 16.8 GW (15.6 GW in the EU) of additional wind power capacity in 2017, marking a record year on annual installations. With a total net installed capacity of 169 GW, wind energy remains […]
  • The European offshore wind industry – key trends and statistics 2017 6/2/2018 - Offshore Wind in Europe Key trends and statistics 2017 Download report Overview Findings Explore the data Check the presentation Overview Offshore wind power in Europe saw a record 3,148 MW of net additional installed capacity in 2017. This corresponds to 560 new offshore wind turbines across 17 wind farms. There were 14 projects fully completed […]
  • Driving cost reductions in offshore wind 27/11/2017 - This report marks the first application of “lean thinking” to the offshore wind industry. “Lean thinking” is the dynamic, knowledge driven, and end-user focused process through which an enterprise continuously eliminates wasteful stages and streamline processes with the goal of creating value. The primary LEANWIND objective is to provide cost reductions across the offshore wind […]
  • Wind energy in Europe, Scenarios for 2030 22/9/2017 - This report describes three possible scenarios for wind energy capacity installations in 2030 based on WindEurope’s analysis of the potential conditions determining wind energy deployment post-2020. According to WindEurope’s Central Scenario, 323 GW of cumulative wind energy capacity would be installed in the EU by 2030, 253 GW onshore and 70 GW offshore. That would […]
  • Wind energy in Europe: Outlook to 2020 22/9/2017 - Wind energy in Europe:Outlook to 2020 This publication, the first in a series of annual reports, analyses how EU markets will developin the next four years, starting with an in depth analysis of the first half of 2017. Download report Overview Findings Explore data Download Resources Overview The European wind energy industry has proved in […]
  • wind-financing-investment-trends-2016 Financing and investment trends 2016 9/5/2017 - In 2016 wind was the largest destination for power sector investments in 2016. A total of €43bn were raised for the construction of new wind farms, refinancing operations, project acquisitions, and public market fundraising – up 22% from €35bn in 2015. New asset financing for wind power projects reached €27.6bn in 2016 with a record […]
  • WindEurope-Annual-Stats-2016 Wind in power: 2016 European statistics 9/2/2017 - Europe installed 12.5 GW of gross additional wind capacity in 2016. This was 3% less than the new installations in 2015. With a total installed capacity of 153.7 GW, wind energy now overtakes coal as the second largest form of power generation capacity in Europe. 2016 annual figures 12.5 GW of new wind power capacity […]
  • Wind in power: 2015 European statistics 13/2/2016 - 12,800 MW of wind power capacity was installed and grid-connected in the EU during 2015, an increase of 6.3% on 2014 installations. There is now 142 GW of installed wind energy capacity in the EU: approximately 131 GW onshore and 11 GW offshore. Wind power installed more than any other form of power generation in […]

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