Tag Archive for 'installed capacity'

European Union installed wind power capacity reaches 100 GW

September 28th, 2012 by The European Wind Energy Association

According to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), the European Union has passed the milestone of 100 gigawatt (GW) of installed wind power capacity. 100 GW of wind power can generate electricity over a year to meet the total consumption of 57 million households, equivalent to the power production of about 39 nuclear power plants. […]

UK onshore wind farms now exceed 5 GW of installed capacity

September 24th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the wind and marine energy industries, is celebrating the achievement of the installation of UK onshore wind turbines totalling a peak output of 5 gigawatts. The 5 GW milestone was reached with the operation of AES Wind Generation’s 28.6MW Drone Hill wind farm, in the Scottish Borders local […]

Earth Policy Institute reports world wind turbine installed capacity reached 238 GW at end of 2011

March 16th, 2012 by Earth Policy Institute

J. Matthew Roney wrote this article for Earth Policy Institute, which is “dedicated to planning a sustainable future as well as providing a roadmap of how to get from here to there.” —- Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. With more […]