With a total net installed capacity of 189 GW, wind energy remains the second largest form of power generation capacity in Europe, set to overtake gas installations in 2019.
2018 was a record year for new wind capacity financed. 16.7 GW of future projects reached Final Investment Decision.
Wind power capacity rose by 11.3 GW in 2018: 8.6 GW onshore and 2.65 GW offshore. This was down 33% on 2017.
Denmark had the highest share of wind in its electricity last year (41%), followed by Ireland (28%) and Portugal (24%).
Germany installed the most wind in 2018 (29% of new installations), followed by the UK, France, Sweden and Belgium.