Interactive Map of Renewable and Alternative Energy Projects in the UK


Growth in Renewables Energy Projects in the UK
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Project lists: Wind Farms | Hydro Schemes | Biomass | Waste | CHP | Wave & Tidal | Solar |    

Please note that this is a listing that is being developed and as much as anything gives me an idea of which dates are missing. As time goes by I will make this listing more useful and complete. Those projects marked as 1900 are simply those where a commissioned date hasn't yet been added. Where a date exists it is usually accurate. Where I do not have a month I am using 6 (June), where I haven't looked for a month yet, I am using 0.

(To do: click on a year or month and see list of which projects went live then, select by project type, option to list just by year, turn it into a graph)

    All renewable energy projects Wind Solar
Year Month Projects Capacity Ongoing Total Projects Turbines by Month Capacity Projects Capacity Acres
1 40 40 0 0 1
0 0 44 1991.799 2031 8 52 100.709 23 198 271
0 Totals: 45 2031 8 52 100 24 198
1900 0 516 1105.0986 3136 2 17 0.513 0 2001
1900 Totals: 516 1105 2 17 0 0 0 2001
1909 1 1 19.5 3156 0 0 0 0
1909 Totals: 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 6 1 11 3167 0 0 0 0
1927 Totals: 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 6 1 84 3251 0 0 0 0
1929 Totals: 1 84 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 1 1 2.6 3253 0 0 0 0
1932 Totals: 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938 6 1 32 3285 0 0 0 0
1938 Totals: 1 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 6 2 175 3460 0 0 0 0
1950 Totals: 2 175 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 1 1 8 3468 0 0 0 0
1951 6 1 69 3537 0 0 0 0
1951 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 1 2 8.4 3546 0 0 0 0
1952 Totals: 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 4 1 15 3561 0 0 0 0
1954 Totals: 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 6 2 77.4 3638 0 0 0 0
1955 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 1 3 43 3681 0 0 0 0
1956 6 1 6 3687 0 0 0 0
1956 Totals: 4 49 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 1 1 5 3692 0 0 0 0
1957 Totals: 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 1 3 28.5 3721 0 0 0 0
1959 Totals: 3 28 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 1 1 6 3727 0 0 0 0
1961 Totals: 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 1 1 20 3747 0 0 0 0
1962 6 3 41.2 3788 0 0 0 0
1962 Totals: 4 61 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 6 1 38 3826 0 0 0 0
1963 Totals: 1 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 6 1 50 3876 0 0 0 0
1964 Totals: 1 50 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 6 1 440 4316 0 0 0 0
1966 Totals: 1 440 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 6 1 305 4621 0 0 0 0
1969 Totals: 1 305 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 1 1 55 4676 0 0 0 0
1974 Totals: 1 55 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 0 1 4.5 4680 0 0 0 0
1975 Totals: 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 1 1 6 4686 0 0 0 0
1984 6 1 1726 6412 0 0 0 0
1984 Totals: 2 1732 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 0 1 10 6422 0 0 0 0
1990 Totals: 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 1 1 4.5 6427 0 0 0 0
1992 6 1 30.9 6458 1 0 30.9 0 0
1992 7 1 12.7 6471 0 0 0 0
1992 11 1 7.2 6478 1 21 7.2 0 0
1992 12 2 11.85 6490 2 137 11.85 0 0
1992 Totals: 6 67 4 158 49 0 0 0
1993 0 1 2.3 6492 0 0 0 0
1993 1 2 4.55 6496 1 9 2.7 0 0
1993 4 1 6.8 6503 1 22 6.8 0 0
1993 7 1 2 6505 0 0 0
1993 8 1 9 6514 1 20 9 0 0
1993 9 1 4.8 6519 1 13 4.8 0 0
1993 11 2 20 6539 1 13 6.5 0 0
1993 12 1 35 6574 0 0 0 0
1993 Totals: 10 84 5 77 29 0 0
1994 7 1 9.9 6584 1 22 9.9 0 0
1994 12 2 10.5 6594 2 21 10.5 0 0
1994 Totals: 3 20 3 43 20 0 0 0
1995 0 1 0.575 6595 0 14 0 0
1995 3 1 5 6600 1 10 5 0 0
1995 4 2 5.179 6605 1 10 5 0 0
1995 5 1 4.5 6610 1 0 4.5 0 0
1995 6 1 1.778 6612 0 0 0 0
1995 10 1 2.874 6614 0 0 0 0
1995 12 1 0.076 6614 0 10 0 0
1995 Totals: 8 19 3 44 14 0 0 0
1996 1 5 18.036 6633 1 17 4.2 0 0
1996 3 1 33.6 6666 1 55 33.6 0 0
1996 5 3 9.354 6675 0 0 0 0
1996 6 1 1.175 6677 0 0 0 0
1996 7 3 11.132 6688 1 14 5.6 0 0
1996 8 2 4.242 6692 0 0 0 0
1996 9 2 30.84 6723 0 36 0 0
1996 10 3 24.01 6747 2 10 21.4 0 0
1996 11 1 21.6 6768 1 0 21.6 0 0
1996 12 1 0.5 6769 1 1 0.5 0 0
1996 Totals: 22 154 7 133 86 0 0 0
1997 0 2 12.6 6782 2 27 12.6 0 0
1997 1 4 7.39 6789 1 5 2.5 0 0
1997 2 1 4.5 6793 0 0 0 0
1997 5 1 2.95 6796 0 0 0 0
1997 6 1 0.9 6797 0 0 0 0
1997 10 1 20.4 6818 1 68 20.4 0 0
1997 11 1 0.575 6818 0 0 0 0
1997 12 1 2.376 6821 0 0 0 0
1997 Totals: 12 51 4 100 35 0 0 0
1998 0 1 9.5 6830 0 0 0 0
1998 1 6 30.02 6860 0 0 0 0
1998 2 1 1.422 6862 0 0 0 0
1998 3 1 1.75 6863 0 0 0 0
1998 4 1 1 6864 0 0 0 0
1998 5 2 21.178 6886 0 0 0 0
1998 7 1 2.47 6888 0 4 0 0
1998 8 1 0.5 6888 0 0 0 0
1998 9 1 0.6 6889 1 4 0.6 0 0
1998 10 3 12.52 6902 0 0 0 0
1998 11 3 6.902 6909 1 0 1 0 0
1998 Totals: 21 87 2 8 1 0 0 0
1999 1 4 8.493 6917 0 0 0 0
1999 3 2 4.655 6922 0 0 0 0
1999 4 2 5.4 6927 1 6 3.6 0 0
1999 5 1 8.4 6935 1 14 8.4 0 0
1999 6 2 43.375 6979 0 0 0 1998
1999 7 2 7.4 6986 1 7 4.62 0 0
1999 8 1 1.47 6988 1 0 1.47 0 0
1999 9 2 4.906 6993 0 0 0 0
1999 10 1 1.5 6994 1 1 1.5 0 0
1999 11 2 1.43 6996 0 0 0 0
1999 12 3 9.805 7005 2 11 8.145 0 0
1999 Totals: 22 96 7 39 27 0 0 1998
2000 0 2 1.06 7006 0 0 0 0
2000 1 10 22.677 7029 2 26 9.9 0 0
2000 2 2 3.521 7033 0 0 0 0
2000 3 4 19.92 7053 1 7 4.62 0 0
2000 4 3 5.995 7059 0 0 0 0
2000 5 1 1.8 7060 1 3 1.8 0 0
2000 6 4 13.68 7074 1 2 4 0 0
2000 7 2 5.38 7079 1 27 1.5 0 0
2000 8 1 0.96 7080 0 0 0 0
2000 9 1 6.5 7087 1 5 6.5 0 0
2000 10 1 0.988 7088 0 0 0 0
2000 11 2 3.852 7092 1 21 1.3 0 0
2000 12 2 41.68 7133 1 3 3.68 0 0
2000 Totals: 35 128 9 94 33 0 0 0
2001 1 10 18.18 7152 1 0 0.6 0 0
2001 2 1 4.651 7156 1 1 4.651 0 0
2001 3 2 3.2 7159 1 1 0.6 0 0
2001 4 2 3.157 7163 0 0 0 0
2001 7 2 4.384 7167 0 0 0 0
2001 8 1 9.791 7177 1 16 9.791 0 0
2001 11 1 8.4 7185 1 4 8.4 0 0
2001 12 5 23.25 7208 4 63 22.35 0 0
2001 Totals: 24 75 9 85 46 0 0 0
2002 0 1 0.5 7209 0 0 0 0
2002 1 6 42.757 7252 2 30 40.3 0 0
2002 2 1 3.2 7255 0 0 0 0
2002 3 3 19.6 7274 1 18 15.3 0 0
2002 5 2 4.75 7279 1 2 2.75 0 0
2002 6 2 5.848 7285 0 0 0 0
2002 7 4 7.105 7292 2 5 5.1 0 0
2002 8 1 2.113 7294 0 0 0 0
2002 9 3 35.475 7330 1 0 30 0 0
2002 10 2 3.24 7333 1 0 0.9 0 0
2002 11 2 4.472 7337 0 0 0 0
2002 12 2 20.9 7358 1 23 18.7 0 0
2002 Totals: 29 149 9 78 113 0 0 0
2003 1 9 11.879 7370 0 5 0 0
2003 2 4 16.6 7387 0 0 0 0
2003 3 3 2.832 7390 0 2 1 0 0
2003 4 2 28.41 7418 1 29 26 0 0
2003 5 2 2.1 7420 1 0 1.2 0 0
2003 6 3 23.615 7444 0 0 0 0
2003 7 3 4.432 7448 2 1 2.432 0 0
2003 8 3 4.898 7453 0 0 0 0
2003 9 3 6.594 7460 1 1 0.225 0 0
2003 11 1 0.904 7461 0 0 0 0
2003 12 4 72.85 7533 2 34 67.82 0 0
2003 Totals: 37 175 7 72 97 1 0 0
2004 0 1 3.2 7537 0 0 0 0
2004 1 8 13.49 7550 0 0 0 0
2004 2 4 37.23 7587 2 25 33.35 0 0
2004 4 3 14.689 7602 1 2 5.9 0 0
2004 5 2 7.9 7610 1 29 5.5 0 0
2004 6 1 1.91 7612 0 0 0 0
2004 7 3 32.868 7645 1 35 29.75 0 0
2004 8 4 6.3325 7651 1 2 0.4925 0 0
2004 9 2 16.5 7668 1 2 5.5 0 0
2004 10 1 1.15 7669 0 0 0 0
2004 11 2 50.8 7720 1 29 48 0 0
2004 12 6 97.6 7817 3 38 66.8 0 0
2004 Totals: 37 283 11 162 195 0 0 0
2005 0 1 0.26 7817 0 0 1 0 0
2005 1 7 9.335 7827 0 1 0 0
2005 2 8 29.839 7857 3 3 1.89 0 0
2005 3 5 47.7 7904 3 24 33.5 0 0
2005 4 2 6.272 7911 0 0 0 0
2005 5 2 68 7979 2 23 68 0 1
2005 6 2 61.2 8040 1 39 58.5 0 0
2005 7 1 19.5 8059 1 35 19.5 0 0
2005 8 3 3.957 8063 0 0 0 0
2005 9 2 23.166 8086 1 25 21.25 0 0
2005 10 2 14.211 8101 1 45 13 0 0
2005 11 4 27.84 8128 3 17 24.6 0 0
2005 12 5 91.111 8220 3 28 79 0 0
2005 Totals: 44 402 18 240 319 1 0 1
2006 0 1 2.2 8222 0 0 0 0
2006 1 9 128.789 8351 2 70 111.45 0 0
2006 2 1 1.03 8352 0 0 0 0
2006 3 3 125.75 8477 2 61 120.75 1 5 0
2006 4 3 85.9 8563 2 38 84.4 0 0
2006 5 5 118.188 8681 3 51 112 0 0
2006 6 2 20 8701 1 22 18 0 0
2006 7 5 136.695 8838 4 52 134 0 0
2006 8 1 2 8840 0 0 0 0
2006 9 1 2 8842 0 1 0 0
2006 10 2 10 8852 1 2 4 0 0
2006 11 5 29.6 8882 3 17 27.9 0 0
2006 12 2 5 8887 0 1 0 0
2006 Totals: 40 667 18 315 612 1 5 0
2007 0 2 1.26 8888 0 1 0 0
2007 1 3 5.085 8893 0 0 0 0
2007 2 5 87 8980 4 62 86 0 0
2007 3 3 30.5 9011 3 19 30.5 0 0
2007 4 3 10.558 9021 1 7 10.4 2 0 0
2007 5 4 40.606 9062 3 19 35.4 0 0
2007 7 6 43.96 9106 5 43 42.85 0 0
2007 8 3 18.9 9125 3 27 18.9 0 0
2007 9 4 54.422 9179 2 10 17 0 0
2007 10 4 112.425 9291 2 8 108 0 0
2007 11 4 16.3 9308 2 1 10.3 0 0
2007 12 5 45.8 9353 4 25 45.5 1 0 0
2007 Totals: 46 466 29 222 404 3 0 0
2008 0 2 0.5 9354 1 1 0.5 0 0
2008 1 1 3.9 9358 1 3 3.9 0 0
2008 2 2 9.1 9367 2 7 9.1 0 0
2008 3 8 278.7 9646 4 9 112.7 0 0
2008 4 5 124 9770 4 60 121 0 0
2008 6 4 107.9 9878 4 20 107.9 0 0
2008 7 5 10.7 9888 4 8 9.5 0 0
2008 8 3 6.863 9895 2 8 6.8 0 0
2008 9 2 68.2 9963 2 29 68.2 0 0
2008 10 5 99.8 10063 5 49 99.8 0 2
2008 11 3 57.024 10120 3 28 57.024 0 0
2008 12 5 178.15 10298 2 22 35 0 0
2008 Totals: 45 944 34 244 631 0 0 2
2009 0 1 38 10336 1 19 38 0 0
2009 1 11 66.922 10403 8 36 63.3 0 2
2009 2 3 41.015 10444 2 16 40 0 0
2009 3 4 147.1 10591 3 82 140.4 0 0
2009 4 5 92.91 10684 4 40 92.05 0 0
2009 5 7 624.26 11309 5 252 619.8 0 1
2009 6 1 4.6 11313 1 3 4.6 0 0
2009 7 3 22.026 11335 1 12 16 0 0
2009 8 2 6.03 11341 0 75 0 0
2009 9 2 190 11531 1 60 180 0 0
2009 10 3 804.1 12335 2 1 800.9 0 0
2009 11 3 48.575 12384 2 42 47.8 0 0
2009 12 4 98.5 12482 3 32 95.5 0 0
2009 Totals: 49 2184 33 670 2138 0 0 3
2010 0 2 34.2 12517 2 20 34.2 0 0
2010 1 7 53.3 12570 7 30 53.3 0 2
2010 2 2 20.9 12591 2 3 20.9 0 0
2010 3 6 51.5 12642 5 18 50 0 0
2010 4 2 215 12857 2 3 215 0 0
2010 5 1 62.5 12920 1 56 62.5 0 0
2010 6 8 109.909 13030 6 96 106.35 1 0 0
2010 7 3 58.8 13088 3 31 58.8 0 0
2010 9 7 363.35 13452 5 119 331.25 0 0
2010 10 4 58.55 13510 3 34 58.55 0 0
2010 11 3 14.7 13525 2 6 14.5 1 0 2
2010 12 2 19.45 13545 2 9 19.45 0 0
2010 Totals: 47 1062 40 425 1024 2 0 4
2011 0 3 9.088 13554 0 1 2 3 1
2011 1 4 21.315 13575 3 11 20.8 1 0 0
2011 2 5 8.111 13583 3 5 3.9 0 0
2011 3 4 31.0643 13614 3 8 30.5 1 0 0
2011 4 7 49.76 13664 5 53 48.51 2 1 0
2011 5 8 17.608 13681 6 9 12.148 2 5 34
2011 6 7 189.3 13871 3 89 176.8 3 10 69
2011 7 41 127.83908 13999 2 72 11.48 38 110 326
2011 8 10 104 14103 6 45 81.8 4 22 30
2011 9 15 423.09 14526 6 91 339.3 6 16 12
2011 10 6 22.15 14548 0 1 5 19 117
2011 11 5 44.45 14592 4 31 44.05 0 0
2011 12 10 174.09 14766 7 212 154.09 3 20 99
2011 Totals: 125 1221 48 628 923 67 209 689
2012 0 7 113.5 14880 2 20 36.5 4 17 30
2012 1 7 90.7 14971 5 30 79.7 2 11 21
2012 2 3 66.31 15037 2 25 48 0 0
2012 3 9 56.44 15093 4 5 4.18 4 10 43
2012 4 2 5.5 15099 1 1 0.5 1 5 40
2012 5 5 64 15163 3 22 60 1 1 0
2012 6 14 216.26 15379 9 93 206.5 5 9 0
2012 7 14 40.4 15419 0 7 14 40 113
2012 8 6 216.05 15636 4 106 197.15 2 18 0
2012 9 14 742.408 16378 12 224 740.878 1 0 0
2012 10 9 115.65 16494 9 226 115.65 0 0
2012 11 12 50.28 16544 9 23 38.48 3 11 76
2012 12 12 109.1 16653 5 64 75.2 4 21 68
2012 Totals: 114 1886 65 846 1602 41 148 392
2013 0 1 20 16673 0 3 1 20 67
2013 1 13 167.89 16841 9 51 155.5 3 9 50
2013 2 14 197.97 17039 8 19 39.89 5 24 28
2013 3 77 540.2 17579 23 110 298.5 52 240 895
2013 4 27 316.603 17896 11 63 201.2 16 115 438
2013 5 22 167.455 18063 7 23 71.48 11 88 444
2013 6 13 235.51 18299 6 93 96.8 6 38 153
2013 7 13 948.55 19247 10 136 940.85 2 6 10
2013 8 13 406.389 19654 5 14 305.889 8 100 543
2013 9 16 170.854 19824 10 85 150.43 5 18 12
2013 10 9 50.022 19874 5 16 42.38 3 4 0
2013 11 9 89.38 19964 5 17 57.38 4 32 133
2013 12 14 161.616 20125 6 39 69.037 7 90 405
2013 Totals: 241 3472 105 669 2429 123 788 3179
2014 1 13 128.792 20254 6 40 81.55 7 47 251
2014 2 20 201.05 20455 6 24 38.78 12 94 354
2014 3 98 699.85722 21155 9 9 4.838 86 671 1888
2014 4 23 161.259 21316 11 46 29.379 11 127 602
2014 5 13 159.04 21475 8 40 114.94 4 21 96
2014 6 20 1364.04 22839 9 114 1290.934 9 65 268
2014 7 24 401.521 23241 10 28 266.089 14 135 627
2014 8 16 77.195 23318 7 25 39.398 9 37 126
2014 9 29 436.328 23755 16 190 308.288 13 128 317
2014 10 15 489.474 24244 9 11 403.394 5 73 344
2014 11 27 685.218 24929 18 15 615.258 7 29 105
2014 12 33 1169.705 26099 19 25 1024.274 13 125 225
2014 Totals: 331 5973 128 567 4217 190 1556 5204
2015 0 1 7.15 26106 0 0 1 7 0
2015 1 14 99.74 26206 5 33 40.15 9 59 21
2015 2 17 103.81 26310 6 12 25.9 10 73 244
2015 3 172 2209.733 28519 9 38 70.495 161 1912 4771
2015 4 15 124.825 28644 8 19 24.255 5 75 353
2015 5 8 265.59 28910 2 73 241.5 5 16 13
2015 6 25 212.426 29122 12 47 107.183 12 102 342
2015 7 20 50.99 29173 13 13 17.46 6 29 25
2015 8 21 164.28 29337 10 35 53.3 10 42 41
2015 9 26 570.056 29907 15 18 539.356 11 30 6
2015 10 20 110.145 30018 5 19 2.48 14 107 239
2015 11 30 175.5382 30193 11 23 51.116 19 124 371
2015 12 79 408.7526 30602 12 43 60.98 62 331 759
2015 Totals: 448 4503 108 373 1234 325 2912 7187
2016 0 2 1 30603 1 2 0 1 1 0
2016 1 31 181.0974 30784 8 30 65.41 21 105 90
2016 2 28 257.3477 31041 7 46 80.1789 20 155 103
2016 3 132 970.1089 32011 4 10 27.7989 127 939 1345
2016 4 17 108.597 32120 3 24 2.929 11 64 105
2016 5 19 323.729 32444 7 21 150.299 12 173 690
2016 6 49 498.17 32942 11 69 179.56 34 309 448
2016 7 11 45.75 32988 8 21 32.83 2 9 25
2016 8 12 51.955 33040 6 18 20.5 6 31 30
2016 9 18 75.065 33115 16 46 65.165 2 9 0
2016 10 7 93.617 33208 2 31 69.7 5 23 35
2016 11 5 87.9384 33296 1 23 69 4 18 0
2016 12 7 294.1 33590 3 17 250.2 3 11 60
2016 Totals: 338 2988 77 358 1013 248 1854 2931
2017 1 3 15.5 33606 2 1 14.5 1 1 0
2017 4 1 256 33862 1 32 256 0 0
2017 6 1 4.125 33866 0 0 1 4 0
2017 Totals: 5 275 3 33 270 2 5 0
2019 4 1 2 33868 0 0 0 0
2019 Totals: 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
                     
Year Month Projects Capacity Ongoing Total Projects Month Capacity Sites Capacity Acres
    All renewable energy projects Turbines Solar
The following taken directly from the database            
Active: 2799 34644 34644 796 6977 17675 1028 7721 19794
Agreed / Building: 385 32843 67487 144 1858 24022 149 1643 3306
Proposed: 685 21023 88511 302 2198 15086 190 1561 3917
Total potential 3869 88510 88510 1242 11033 56784 1367 10926 27018
Refused below only shows a limited sample of refused schemes        
Refused: 227 7359 7359 167 521 6483.293 48 678 1296
Total Sites Listed 4096 95869 95869 1409 11554 63267 1415 11605 28315
Year Month Projects Capacity Ongoing Total   Month Total Sites Capacity Acres
    All renewable energy projects Turbines Solar

640 acres in a square mile therefore 30.9289843890816 square miles of solar panels so far

How many solar farms: 1028 Active (over 1MW) and 149 solar farms agreed or being built and a further 190 solar farms proposed.

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