Wind Capacity (As % of Worldwide Wind Turbine Capacity) rose to 3.85% in United Kingdom in 2017

Wind Capacity (As % of Worldwide Wind Turbine Capacity) (%)
Energy & Utility | United Kingdom | December 26, 2018
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Wind capacity as a share of worldwide wind turbine capacity reached 3.85 % in 2017 in United Kingdom, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 11.1 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, wind capacity as a share of worldwide wind turbine capacity in United Kingdom reached an all time high of 4.30 % in 1997 and an all time low of 1.81 % in 2002. When compared to United Kingdom's main peers, wind capacity as a share of worldwide wind turbine capacity in Belgium amounted to 0.553 %, 2.63 % in France, 10.9 % in Germany and 0.665 % in Ireland in 2017.

United Kingdom has been ranked 7th within the group of 45 countries we follow in terms of wind capacity as a share of worldwide wind turbine capacity, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Wind power had a worldwide installed capacity of 238,000 MW at the end of 2011 and is widely used in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Wind Capacity (As % of Worldwide Wind Turbine Capacity) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria % 0.486% 0.511% 0.548% 0.589% 0.573%
Belgium % 0.515% 0.535% 0.567% 0.557% 0.520%
Canada % 2.37% 2.30% 2.58% 2.75% 2.69%
France % 3.06% 2.81% 2.69% 2.66% 2.47%
Germany % 12.9% 11.5% 11.0% 11.0% 10.7%
Iceland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ireland % 0.759% 0.671% 0.693% 0.660% 0.599%
Italy % 3.12% 3.01% 2.82% 2.48% 2.20%
Luxembourg % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Netherlands % 1.04% 0.946% 0.895% 0.818% 0.816%
Poland % 0.749% 0.944% 1.14% 1.10% 1.23%
Spain % 9.68% 8.44% 7.57% 6.53% 5.50%
United Kingdom % 2.96% 3.35% 3.72% 3.72% 3.43%