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.
Record year for European wind: 15.6 GW of new capacity added, up 25% on 2016
Wind energy now covers 11.6% of the EU's electricity demand
A record year for wind energy installations in Germany, UK, France, Belgium, Ireland & Croatia
Wind energy now has an installed capacity of 169 GW. 153 GW onshore & 16 GW offshore
11.5 GW of wind projects reached Final Investment Decision in 2017 for a total of €22.3bn