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 21 1742.979 1782 7 80 42.959 3 26 0
0 2011 1 25.3 1808 1 5 25.3 0 0
0 Totals: 23 1808 8 85 68 4 26
1900 0 498 712.6036 2520 2 17 0.513 0 0
1900 Totals: 498 712 2 17 0 0 0 0
1909 1 1 19.5 2540 0 0 0 0
1909 Totals: 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 6 1 11 2551 0 0 0 0
1927 Totals: 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 6 1 84 2635 0 0 0 0
1929 Totals: 1 84 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 1 1 2.6 2637 0 0 0 0
1932 Totals: 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938 6 1 32 2669 0 0 0 0
1938 Totals: 1 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 6 2 175 2844 0 0 0 0
1950 Totals: 2 175 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 1 1 8 2852 0 0 0 0
1951 6 1 69 2921 0 0 0 0
1951 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 1 4 12.7 2934 0 0 0 0
1952 Totals: 4 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 4 1 15 2949 0 0 0 0
1954 Totals: 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 6 2 77.4 3027 0 0 0 0
1955 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 1 4 45 3072 0 0 0 0
1956 6 1 6 3078 0 0 0 0
1956 Totals: 5 51 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 1 2 252 3330 0 0 0 0
1957 Totals: 2 252 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 1 2 8 3338 0 0 0 0
1958 Totals: 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 1 6 38 3376 0 0 0 0
1959 Totals: 6 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 1 2 9 3385 0 0 0 0
1961 Totals: 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 1 2 22 3407 0 0 0 0
1962 6 3 41.2 3448 0 0 0 0
1962 Totals: 5 63 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 6 1 38 3486 0 0 0 0
1963 Totals: 1 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 6 1 50 3536 0 0 0 0
1964 Totals: 1 50 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 6 1 440 3976 0 0 0 0
1966 Totals: 1 440 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 6 1 305 4281 0 0 0 0
1969 Totals: 1 305 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 1 1 55 4336 0 0 0 0
1974 Totals: 1 55 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 0 1 4.5 4340 0 0 0 0
1975 1 1 20 4360 0 0 0 0
1975 Totals: 2 24 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 1 1 4 4364 0 0 0 0
1980 Totals: 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 1 1 6 4370 0 0 0 0
1984 6 1 1726 6096 0 0 0 0
1984 Totals: 2 1732 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 0 1 10 6106 0 0 0 0
1990 Totals: 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 1 1 4.5 6111 0 0 0 0
1992 6 1 30.9 6142 1 0 30.9 0 0
1992 7 1 12.7 6154 0 0 0 0
1992 11 1 7.2 6162 1 21 7.2 0 0
1992 12 2 11.85 6173 2 137 11.85 0 0
1992 Totals: 6 67 4 158 49 0 0 0
1993 0 1 2.3 6176 0 0 0 0
1993 1 2 4.55 6180 1 9 2.7 0 0
1993 4 1 6.8 6187 1 22 6.8 0 0
1993 7 1 2 6189 0 0 0
1993 8 1 9 6198 1 20 9 0 0
1993 9 1 4.8 6203 1 13 4.8 0 0
1993 11 2 20 6223 1 13 6.5 0 0
1993 12 1 35 6258 0 0 0 0
1993 Totals: 10 84 5 77 29 0 0
1994 1 1 4.5 6262 0 0 0 0
1994 7 1 9.9 6272 1 22 9.9 0 0
1994 12 2 10.5 6283 2 21 10.5 0 0
1994 Totals: 4 24 3 43 20 0 0 0
1995 0 1 0.575 6283 0 14 0 0
1995 3 1 5 6288 1 10 5 0 0
1995 4 2 5.179 6294 1 10 5 0 0
1995 5 1 4.5 6298 1 0 4.5 0 0
1995 6 1 1.778 6300 0 0 0 0
1995 10 1 2.874 6303 0 0 0 0
1995 12 1 0.076 6303 0 10 0 0
1995 Totals: 8 19 3 44 14 0 0 0
1996 1 5 18.036 6321 1 17 4.2 0 0
1996 3 1 33.6 6354 1 55 33.6 0 0
1996 5 3 9.354 6364 0 0 0 0
1996 6 1 1.175 6365 0 0 0 0
1996 7 3 11.132 6376 1 14 5.6 0 0
1996 8 2 4.242 6380 0 0 0 0
1996 9 2 30.84 6411 0 36 0 0
1996 10 3 24.01 6435 2 10 21.4 0 0
1996 11 1 21.6 6457 1 0 21.6 0 0
1996 12 1 0.5 6457 1 1 0.5 0 0
1996 Totals: 22 154 7 133 86 0 0 0
1997 0 2 12.6 6470 2 27 12.6 0 0
1997 1 4 9.69 6480 1 8 4.8 0 0
1997 2 1 4.5 6484 0 0 0 0
1997 3 1 4.8 6489 1 8 4.8 0 0
1997 5 2 4.05 6493 0 0 0 0
1997 6 1 0.9 6494 0 0 0 0
1997 7 1 15 6509 1 25 15 0 0
1997 8 1 5.3 6514 1 8 5.3 0 0
1997 10 1 20.4 6534 1 68 20.4 0 0
1997 11 1 0.575 6535 0 0 0 0
1997 12 3 22.376 6557 2 35 20 0 0
1997 Totals: 18 100 9 179 82 0 0 0
1998 0 1 9.5 6567 0 0 0 0
1998 1 6 30.02 6597 0 0 0 0
1998 2 1 1.422 6598 0 0 0 0
1998 3 1 1.75 6600 0 0 0 0
1998 4 3 9.8 6610 1 10 5 0 0
1998 5 2 21.178 6631 0 0 0 0
1998 7 1 2.47 6634 0 4 0 0
1998 8 1 0.5 6634 0 0 0 0
1998 9 1 0.6 6635 1 4 0.6 0 0
1998 10 3 12.52 6647 0 0 0 0
1998 11 3 6.902 6654 1 0 1 0 0
1998 Totals: 23 96 3 18 6 0 0 0
1999 1 4 8.493 6663 0 0 0 0
1999 3 2 4.655 6667 0 0 0 0
1999 4 2 5.4 6673 1 6 3.6 0 0
1999 5 1 8.4 6681 1 14 8.4 0 0
1999 6 2 43.375 6724 0 0 0 1998
1999 7 2 7.4 6732 1 7 4.62 0 0
1999 8 1 1.47 6733 1 0 1.47 0 0
1999 9 2 4.906 6738 0 0 0 0
1999 10 1 1.5 6740 1 1 1.5 0 0
1999 11 2 1.43 6741 0 0 0 0
1999 12 3 9.805 6751 2 11 8.145 0 0
1999 Totals: 22 96 7 39 27 0 0 1998
2000 0 2 1.06 6752 0 0 0 0
2000 1 10 22.677 6775 2 26 9.9 0 0
2000 2 2 3.521 6778 0 0 0 0
2000 3 5 21.88 6800 1 7 4.62 0 0
2000 4 3 5.995 6806 0 0 0 0
2000 5 1 1.8 6808 1 3 1.8 0 0
2000 6 4 13.68 6822 1 2 4 0 0
2000 7 2 5.38 6827 1 27 1.5 0 0
2000 8 1 0.96 6828 0 0 0 0
2000 9 1 6.5 6834 1 5 6.5 0 0
2000 10 3 16.828 6851 2 24 15.84 0 0
2000 11 4 19.692 6871 3 75 17.14 0 0
2000 12 3 57.68 6929 1 3 3.68 0 0
2000 Totals: 41 177 13 172 64 0 0 0
2001 1 11 18.78 6947 1 0 0.6 0 0
2001 2 1 4.651 6952 1 1 4.651 0 0
2001 3 2 3.2 6955 1 1 0.6 0 0
2001 4 2 3.157 6958 0 0 0 0
2001 6 2 19.9 6978 0 0 0 0
2001 7 3 5.159 6983 0 0 0 2001
2001 8 1 9.791 6993 1 16 9.791 0 0
2001 11 1 8.4 7002 1 4 8.4 0 0
2001 12 6 25.19 7027 4 63 22.35 0 0
2001 Totals: 29 98 9 85 46 0 0 2001
2002 0 1 0.5 7027 0 0 0 0
2002 1 6 42.757 7070 2 30 40.3 0 0
2002 2 1 3.2 7073 0 0 0 0
2002 3 3 19.6 7093 1 18 15.3 0 0
2002 4 1 4.45 7097 0 0 0 0
2002 5 2 4.75 7102 1 2 2.75 0 0
2002 6 3 7.628 7110 0 0 0 0
2002 7 4 7.105 7117 2 5 5.1 0 0
2002 8 1 2.113 7119 0 0 0 0
2002 9 3 35.475 7154 1 0 30 0 0
2002 10 2 3.24 7158 1 0 0.9 0 0
2002 11 2 4.472 7162 0 0 0 0
2002 12 2 20.9 7183 1 23 18.7 0 0
2002 Totals: 31 156 9 78 113 0 0 0
2003 0 2 1.32 7184 2 0 1.32 0 0
2003 1 9 11.879 7196 0 5 0 0
2003 2 4 16.6 7213 0 0 0 0
2003 3 3 2.832 7216 0 2 1 0 0
2003 4 3 31.81 7247 2 30 29.4 0 0
2003 5 2 2.1 7250 1 0 1.2 0 0
2003 6 3 23.615 7273 0 0 0 0
2003 7 3 4.432 7278 2 1 2.432 0 0
2003 8 3 4.898 7282 0 0 0 0
2003 9 3 6.594 7289 1 1 0.225 0 0
2003 11 1 0.904 7290 0 0 0 0
2003 12 4 72.85 7363 2 34 67.82 0 0
2003 Totals: 40 179 10 73 102 1 0 0
2004 0 1 3.2 7366 0 0 0 0
2004 1 9 25.13 7391 0 0 0 0
2004 2 4 37.23 7428 2 25 33.35 0 0
2004 4 3 14.689 7443 1 2 5.9 0 0
2004 5 4 11.1 7454 2 29 6.7 0 0
2004 6 1 1.91 7456 0 0 0 0
2004 7 3 32.868 7489 1 35 29.75 0 0
2004 8 4 6.3325 7495 1 2 0.4925 0 0
2004 9 2 16.5 7512 1 2 5.5 0 0
2004 10 1 1.15 7513 0 0 0 0
2004 11 2 50.8 7564 1 29 48 0 0
2004 12 6 97.6 7661 3 38 66.8 0 0
2004 Totals: 40 298 12 162 196 0 0 0
2005 0 1 0.26 7662 0 0 1 0 0
2005 1 7 9.335 7671 0 1 0 0
2005 2 8 29.839 7701 3 3 1.89 0 0
2005 3 6 49.7 7750 3 24 33.5 0 0
2005 4 2 6.272 7757 0 0 0 0
2005 5 3 71.5 7828 2 23 68 0 1
2005 6 2 61.2 7889 1 39 58.5 0 0
2005 7 1 19.5 7909 1 35 19.5 0 0
2005 8 3 3.957 7913 0 0 0 0
2005 9 4 40.166 7953 3 45 38.25 0 0
2005 10 3 74.211 8027 2 114 73 0 0
2005 11 4 27.84 8055 3 17 24.6 0 0
2005 12 5 91.111 8146 3 28 79 0 0
2005 Totals: 49 484 21 329 396 1 0 1
2006 0 2 40.2 8186 1 19 38 0 0
2006 1 10 154.089 8341 3 81 136.75 0 0
2006 2 1 1.03 8342 0 0 0 0
2006 3 4 127.68 8469 2 61 120.75 1 5 0
2006 4 3 85.9 8555 2 38 84.4 0 0
2006 5 5 118.188 8673 3 51 112 0 0
2006 6 2 20 8693 1 22 18 0 0
2006 7 5 136.695 8830 4 52 134 0 0
2006 8 2 3 8833 1 1 1 0 0
2006 9 1 2 8835 0 1 0 0
2006 10 2 10 8845 1 2 4 0 0
2006 11 5 29.6 8875 3 17 27.9 0 0
2006 12 2 5 8880 0 1 0 0
2006 Totals: 44 733 21 346 676 1 5 0
2007 0 2 1.26 8881 0 1 0 0
2007 1 3 5.085 8886 0 0 0 0
2007 2 6 115.6 9002 5 62 114.6 0 0
2007 3 4 65.7 9067 3 19 30.5 0 0
2007 4 3 10.558 9078 1 7 10.4 2 0 0
2007 5 4 40.606 9118 3 19 35.4 0 0
2007 7 6 43.96 9162 5 43 42.85 0 0
2007 8 3 18.9 9181 3 27 18.9 0 0
2007 9 4 54.422 9236 2 10 17 0 0
2007 10 5 114.425 9350 2 8 108 0 0
2007 11 5 19.3 9369 2 1 10.3 0 0
2007 12 6 48.5 9418 5 28 48.2 1 0 0
2007 Totals: 51 538 31 225 436 3 0 0
2008 0 3 5.1 9423 2 1 5.1 0 0
2008 1 1 3.9 9427 1 5 3.9 0 0
2008 2 4 26.32 9453 2 7 9.1 0 0
2008 3 10 386.7 9840 4 9 112.7 0 0
2008 4 5 124 9964 4 60 121 0 0
2008 6 6 154.7 10119 6 41 154.7 0 0
2008 7 6 40.6 10159 5 21 39.4 0 0
2008 8 4 20.863 10180 3 16 20.8 0 0
2008 9 2 68.2 10248 2 29 68.2 0 0
2008 10 5 99.8 10348 5 58 99.8 0 2
2008 11 4 70.824 10419 4 34 70.824 0 0
2008 12 5 178.15 10597 2 22 35 0 0
2008 Totals: 55 1179 40 303 740 0 0 2
2009 0 2 40.3 10637 2 20 40.3 0 0
2009 1 12 76.122 10714 9 40 72.5 0 2
2009 2 3 41.015 10755 2 16 40 0 0
2009 3 5 149.06 10904 3 81 140.4 0 0
2009 4 5 92.91 10997 4 40 92.05 0 0
2009 5 7 624.26 11621 5 252 619.8 0 1
2009 6 2 30.6 11651 1 3 4.6 0 0
2009 7 4 23.426 11675 1 12 16 0 0
2009 8 3 8.73 11684 1 75 2.7 0 0
2009 9 3 191.98 11876 2 63 181.98 0 0
2009 10 4 876.1 12752 3 7 872.9 0 0
2009 11 3 48.575 12800 2 42 47.8 0 0
2009 12 5 155.5 12956 4 51 152.5 0 0
2009 Totals: 58 2358 39 702 2283 0 0 3
2010 0 2 34.2 12990 2 20 34.2 0 0
2010 1 8 76.3 13066 8 30 76.3 0 2
2010 2 2 20.9 13087 2 3 20.9 0 0
2010 3 6 51.5 13139 5 18 50 0 0
2010 4 2 215 13354 2 3 215 0 0
2010 5 4 67.5 13421 1 56 62.5 0 0
2010 6 9 110.909 13532 6 96 106.35 1 0 0
2010 7 4 60.8 13593 3 31 58.8 0 0
2010 9 10 408.25 14001 5 119 331.25 0 0
2010 10 5 59.55 14061 3 34 58.55 0 0
2010 11 3 14.7 14075 2 6 14.5 1 0 2
2010 12 2 19.45 14095 2 9 19.45 0 0
2010 Totals: 57 1139 41 425 1047 2 0 4
2011 0 5 22.288 14117 2 6 13.2 2 3 1
2011 1 4 21.315 14138 3 11 20.8 1 0 0
2011 2 6 9.511 14148 3 5 3.9 0 0
2011 3 4 31.0643 14179 3 8 30.5 1 0 0
2011 4 7 49.76 14229 5 53 48.51 2 1 0
2011 5 8 17.608 14246 6 10 12.148 2 5 34
2011 6 7 189.3 14436 3 89 176.8 3 10 69
2011 7 43 122.96508 14559 0 72 42 116 266
2011 8 11 137.5 14696 6 45 81.8 4 22 30
2011 9 15 423.09 15119 6 91 339.3 6 16 12
2011 10 6 22.15 15141 0 1 5 19 117
2011 11 6 45.45 15187 4 31 44.05 0 0
2011 12 9 499.29 15686 6 212 479.29 3 20 99
2011 Totals: 131 1591 47 634 1250 71 216 629
2012 0 8 113.75 15800 2 20 36.5 5 17 31
2012 1 7 90.7 15890 5 30 79.7 2 11 21
2012 2 3 66.31 15957 2 25 48 0 0
2012 3 10 74.44 16031 4 5 4.18 4 10 43
2012 4 4 9.726 16041 1 1 0.5 1 5 40
2012 5 6 66.2 16107 3 22 60 1 1 0
2012 6 14 215.16 16322 8 93 201.9 5 9 0
2012 7 15 42.5 16365 0 7 14 40 113
2012 8 7 218.05 16583 4 106 197.15 2 18 0
2012 9 14 742.408 17325 12 224 740.878 1 0 0
2012 10 8 108.15 17433 8 226 108.15 0 0
2012 11 12 50.28 17484 9 23 38.48 3 11 76
2012 12 13 110.6 17594 5 64 75.2 4 21 68
2012 Totals: 121 1908 63 846 1590 42 148 393
2013 0 1 20 17614 0 3 1 20 67
2013 1 14 168.69 17783 9 51 155.5 3 9 50
2013 2 14 197.97 17981 8 19 39.89 5 24 28
2013 3 77 540.2 18521 23 110 298.5 52 240 895
2013 4 27 322.953 18844 11 63 207.55 16 115 438
2013 5 22 167.455 19012 7 23 71.48 11 88 444
2013 6 13 235.51 19247 6 93 96.8 6 38 153
2013 7 12 940.9 20188 9 136 933.2 2 6 10
2013 8 13 406.389 20594 5 14 305.889 8 100 543
2013 9 16 170.854 20765 10 85 150.43 5 18 12
2013 10 9 50.022 20815 5 16 42.38 3 4 0
2013 11 10 91.38 20907 5 17 57.38 4 32 133
2013 12 15 163.116 21070 6 39 69.037 7 90 405
2013 Totals: 243 3475 104 669 2428 123 788 3179
2014 1 15 170.692 21240 6 40 81.55 7 47 251
2014 2 21 210.4 21451 7 33 48.13 12 94 354
2014 3 101 717.85722 22169 10 10 11.838 86 676 1888
2014 4 24 163.259 22332 11 46 29.379 12 129 614
2014 5 13 159.04 22491 8 40 114.94 4 21 96
2014 6 20 1364.04 23855 9 109 1290.934 9 65 268
2014 7 24 401.521 24257 10 28 266.089 14 135 627
2014 8 17 78.195 24335 7 25 39.398 9 37 126
2014 9 32 470.928 24806 18 190 340.588 13 128 317
2014 10 17 508.474 25314 10 13 404.394 5 73 344
2014 11 28 686.818 26001 18 15 615.258 7 29 105
2014 12 38 1180.505 27181 20 30 1024.774 13 125 225
2014 Totals: 350 6111 134 579 4267 191 1563 5216
2015 0 1 7.15 27189 0 0 1 7 0
2015 1 15 101.74 27290 5 33 40.15 9 59 21
2015 2 18 151.81 27442 7 13 73.9 10 73 244
2015 3 184 2359.963 29802 9 38 70.495 171 2042 4905
2015 4 15 126.435 29929 8 19 25.865 5 75 353
2015 5 8 265.59 30194 2 73 241.5 5 16 13
2015 6 27 214.326 30408 13 48 108.183 13 103 342
2015 7 25 111.24 30520 13 13 17.46 7 39 25
2015 8 21 160.28 30680 10 35 53.3 9 37 41
2015 9 27 570.556 31251 16 19 539.856 11 30 6
2015 10 21 110.895 31361 5 19 2.48 14 107 239
2015 11 31 176.7382 31538 11 23 51.116 19 124 371
2015 12 87 454.6526 31993 13 43 84.98 64 343 819
2015 Totals: 480 4811 112 376 1309 338 3060 7381
2016 0 3 1.5 31994 2 2 0.5 1 1 0
2016 1 36 197.3874 32192 8 30 65.41 24 119 90
2016 2 28 257.4477 32449 7 46 80.1789 20 155 103
2016 3 134 949.1589 33398 3 10 1.7989 128 940 1391
2016 4 18 110.597 33509 4 24 4.929 11 64 105
2016 5 19 336.729 33846 8 27 168.299 11 168 690
2016 6 52 510.97 34357 11 69 179.56 35 319 496
2016 7 12 47.55 34404 8 21 32.83 2 9 25
2016 8 15 57.955 34462 6 18 20.5 6 31 30
2016 9 25 192.865 34655 16 101 159.265 5 23 30
2016 10 11 129.517 34785 4 40 102.3 5 23 35
2016 11 13 238.6584 35023 5 73 207.1 8 31 0
2016 12 29 515.85986 35539 10 73 375.30986 14 56 72
2016 Totals: 395 3546 92 534 1397 270 1946 3067
2017 1 16 140.7525 35680 11 43 114.26 5 26 1
2017 2 21 391.76 36072 10 117 311.6 11 80 75
2017 3 79 536.6 36608 13 47 140.1 64 387 246
2017 4 12 423.76 37032 3 51 352.5 8 51 65
2017 5 4 75.8 37108 3 25 69.8 1 6 0
2017 6 1 4.125 37112 0 0 1 4 0
2017 7 1 1.5 37113 0 0 0 0
2017 10 1 4.2 37118 0 0 1 4 0
2017 Totals: 135 1578 40 283 988 91 560 387
2019 4 1 2 37120 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: 3088 37759 37759 889 7818 19723 1138 8357 20253
Agreed / Building: 343 32249 70009 125 1694 23610 124 1486 3238
Proposed: 668 21328 91338 301 2322 15433 172 1377 3724
Total potential 4099 91336 91336 1315 11834 58767 1434 11220 27215
Refused below only shows a limited sample of refused schemes        
Refused: 228 7334 7334 166 516 6418.793 48 678 1296
Total Sites Listed 4327 98670 98670 1481 12350 65186 1482 11899 28512
Year Month Projects Capacity Ongoing Total   Month Total Sites Capacity Acres
    All renewable energy projects Turbines Solar

640 acres in a square mile therefore 31.6453906390816 square miles of solar panels so far

How many solar farms: 1138 Active (over 1MW) and 124 solar farms agreed or being built and a further 172 solar farms proposed.

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