European and Global Wind Energy
Annual wind energy statistics in Europe
The EU wind energy sector installed 11.8 gigawatts (GW) of capacity in 2014, bringing the total wind power capacity to 128,8 GW, according to the 2014 annual statistics.
|Wind capacity installed during 2014, EU member counties||Total installed capacities top of EU member countries|
|Country||GW||Share of total||Country||GW||Share of total|
|Other EU countries||0,8||6,5||EU all together||128,8||100|
Additional facts about 2014:
• Renewable energy represented 79,1% of all new power capacity in 2014, while in a continuing trend fuel oil, coal and nuclear capacity saw negative growth due to decommissioning.
• Wind energy represented 43,7% of all new EU power capacity installed last year.
• In EU the investments into wind energy were between EUR 13,1 billion and EUR 18,7 billion. In Estonia the total investments into wind farms exceeded 122 million euros in 2013.
• The wind power capacity installed by the end of 2014 would, in a normal wind year, produce 257 TWh of electricity, enough to cover 10,2% of the EU’s electricity consumption.
• The spread of wind energy across Europe is shown by the fact that Denmark, Germany and Spain represented 33% of annual wind power installations in the EU in 2012, down from 85% in 2000.
Offshore wind energy statistics in Europe
Global wind energy statistics
According to the Global Wind Energy Council market statistics China and Germany are in the market leader position. As of 31.12.2014 the top 10 of the leading wind energy countries are:
|Country||GW||Share of total|
|Rest of the world||6,7||13,0%|
In 2014 the world total installed wind parks capacity was 51,5 GW ( in 2013 – 35,3 GW; in 2012 – 44,7 GW).