13 February 2018
Wind in Power: 2017 European Statistics
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 second largest form of power generation capacity in Europe, closely approaching gas installations.
2017 was a record year for both onshore and offshore installations. The EU added 12,484 MW onshore and 3,154 MW offshore.
Explore the key figures
Total power generation capacity in the European Univion 2005-2017
EU country shares of new wind energy capacity installed during 2017.
Share of new installed capacity
Newly installed and decommissioned capacity in the European Union
Share of new renewable power installations.
Annual installed capacity and renewable share
Net electricity installations in the EU from 2000 to 2017
Share in installed capacity in 2005 and 2017
Annual onshore and offshore wind installations in the EU
Geographical concentration of the annual wind power installations
Installed wind energy capacity onshore and offshore
Cumulative installations onshore and offshore in the EU
Cumulative installations onshore and offshore by country.
Percentage of the average annual electricity demand covered by wind
Number of turbines installed in 2017 and their average power rating – Onshore
Number of turbines installed in 2017 and their average power rating – Offshore
New asset finance in wind energy 2010 – 2017
New asset financing in 2017 by country (€bn)
Clean energy investments in 2017 (€bn)
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