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Wind in Power 2017: Annual combined onshore and offshore wind energy statistics

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 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.

Findings

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Record year for European wind: 15.6 GW of new capacity added, up 25% on 2016

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Wind energy now covers 11.6% of the EU's electricity demand

3

A record year for wind energy installations in Germany, UK, France, Belgium, Ireland & Croatia

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Wind energy now has an installed capacity of 169 GW. 153 GW onshore & 16 GW offshore

5

11.5 GW of wind projects reached Final Investment Decision in 2017 for a total of €22.3bn

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