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 48 2021.949 2061 8 56 99.159 26 225 271
0 Totals: 49 2061 8 56 99 27 225
1900 0 516 1105.0986 3167 2 17 0.513 0 2001
1900 Totals: 516 1105 2 17 0 0 0 2001
1909 1 1 19.5 3186 0 0 0 0
1909 Totals: 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 6 1 11 3197 0 0 0 0
1927 Totals: 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 6 1 84 3281 0 0 0 0
1929 Totals: 1 84 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 1 1 2.6 3284 0 0 0 0
1932 Totals: 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938 6 1 32 3316 0 0 0 0
1938 Totals: 1 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 6 2 175 3491 0 0 0 0
1950 Totals: 2 175 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 1 1 8 3499 0 0 0 0
1951 6 1 69 3568 0 0 0 0
1951 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 1 4 12.7 3580 0 0 0 0
1952 Totals: 4 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 4 1 15 3595 0 0 0 0
1954 Totals: 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 6 2 77.4 3673 0 0 0 0
1955 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 1 4 45 3718 0 0 0 0
1956 6 1 6 3724 0 0 0 0
1956 Totals: 5 51 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 1 1 5 3729 0 0 0 0
1957 Totals: 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 1 2 8 3737 0 0 0 0
1958 Totals: 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 1 6 38 3775 0 0 0 0
1959 Totals: 6 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 1 2 9 3784 0 0 0 0
1961 Totals: 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 1 2 22 3806 0 0 0 0
1962 6 3 41.2 3847 0 0 0 0
1962 Totals: 5 63 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 6 1 38 3885 0 0 0 0
1963 Totals: 1 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 6 1 50 3935 0 0 0 0
1964 Totals: 1 50 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 6 1 440 4375 0 0 0 0
1966 Totals: 1 440 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 6 1 305 4680 0 0 0 0
1969 Totals: 1 305 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 1 1 55 4735 0 0 0 0
1974 Totals: 1 55 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 0 1 4.5 4739 0 0 0 0
1975 Totals: 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 1 1 4 4743 0 0 0 0
1980 Totals: 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 1 1 6 4749 0 0 0 0
1984 6 1 1726 6475 0 0 0 0
1984 Totals: 2 1732 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 0 1 10 6485 0 0 0 0
1990 Totals: 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 1 1 4.5 6490 0 0 0 0
1992 6 1 30.9 6521 1 0 30.9 0 0
1992 7 1 12.7 6534 0 0 0 0
1992 11 1 7.2 6541 1 21 7.2 0 0
1992 12 2 11.85 6553 2 137 11.85 0 0
1992 Totals: 6 67 4 158 49 0 0 0
1993 0 1 2.3 6555 0 0 0 0
1993 1 2 4.55 6559 1 9 2.7 0 0
1993 4 1 6.8 6566 1 22 6.8 0 0
1993 7 1 2 6568 0 0 0
1993 8 1 9 6577 1 20 9 0 0
1993 9 1 4.8 6582 1 13 4.8 0 0
1993 11 2 20 6602 1 13 6.5 0 0
1993 12 1 35 6637 0 0 0 0
1993 Totals: 10 84 5 77 29 0 0
1994 1 1 4.5 6642 0 0 0 0
1994 7 1 9.9 6651 1 22 9.9 0 0
1994 12 2 10.5 6662 2 21 10.5 0 0
1994 Totals: 4 24 3 43 20 0 0 0
1995 0 1 0.575 6663 0 14 0 0
1995 3 1 5 6668 1 10 5 0 0
1995 4 2 5.179 6673 1 10 5 0 0
1995 5 1 4.5 6677 1 0 4.5 0 0
1995 6 1 1.778 6679 0 0 0 0
1995 10 1 2.874 6682 0 0 0 0
1995 12 1 0.076 6682 0 10 0 0
1995 Totals: 8 19 3 44 14 0 0 0
1996 1 5 18.036 6700 1 17 4.2 0 0
1996 3 1 33.6 6734 1 55 33.6 0 0
1996 5 3 9.354 6743 0 0 0 0
1996 6 1 1.175 6744 0 0 0 0
1996 7 3 11.132 6755 1 14 5.6 0 0
1996 8 2 4.242 6759 0 0 0 0
1996 9 2 30.84 6790 0 36 0 0
1996 10 3 24.01 6814 2 10 21.4 0 0
1996 11 1 21.6 6836 1 0 21.6 0 0
1996 12 1 0.5 6836 1 1 0.5 0 0
1996 Totals: 22 154 7 133 86 0 0 0
1997 0 2 12.6 6849 2 27 12.6 0 0
1997 1 3 4.89 6854 0 0 0 0
1997 2 1 4.5 6858 0 0 0 0
1997 5 2 4.05 6862 0 0 0 0
1997 6 1 0.9 6863 0 0 0 0
1997 10 1 20.4 6884 1 68 20.4 0 0
1997 11 1 0.575 6884 0 0 0 0
1997 12 1 2.376 6887 0 0 0 0
1997 Totals: 12 50 3 95 33 0 0 0
1998 0 1 9.5 6896 0 0 0 0
1998 1 6 30.02 6926 0 0 0 0
1998 2 1 1.422 6928 0 0 0 0
1998 3 1 1.75 6929 0 0 0 0
1998 4 1 1 6930 0 0 0 0
1998 5 2 21.178 6952 0 0 0 0
1998 7 1 2.47 6954 0 4 0 0
1998 8 1 0.5 6955 0 0 0 0
1998 9 1 0.6 6955 1 4 0.6 0 0
1998 10 3 12.52 6968 0 0 0 0
1998 11 3 6.902 6975 1 0 1 0 0
1998 Totals: 21 87 2 8 1 0 0 0
1999 1 4 8.493 6983 0 0 0 0
1999 3 2 4.655 6988 0 0 0 0
1999 4 2 5.4 6993 1 6 3.6 0 0
1999 5 1 8.4 7002 1 14 8.4 0 0
1999 6 2 43.375 7045 0 0 0 1998
1999 7 2 7.4 7052 1 7 4.62 0 0
1999 8 1 1.47 7054 1 0 1.47 0 0
1999 9 2 4.906 7059 0 0 0 0
1999 10 1 1.5 7060 1 1 1.5 0 0
1999 11 2 1.43 7062 0 0 0 0
1999 12 3 9.805 7071 2 11 8.145 0 0
1999 Totals: 22 96 7 39 27 0 0 1998
2000 0 2 1.06 7072 0 0 0 0
2000 1 10 22.677 7095 2 26 9.9 0 0
2000 2 2 3.521 7099 0 0 0 0
2000 3 4 19.92 7119 1 7 4.62 0 0
2000 4 3 5.995 7125 0 0 0 0
2000 5 1 1.8 7126 1 3 1.8 0 0
2000 6 4 13.68 7140 1 2 4 0 0
2000 7 2 5.38 7145 1 27 1.5 0 0
2000 8 1 0.96 7146 0 0 0 0
2000 9 1 6.5 7153 1 5 6.5 0 0
2000 10 1 0.988 7154 0 0 0 0
2000 11 2 3.852 7158 1 21 1.3 0 0
2000 12 3 57.68 7215 1 3 3.68 0 0
2000 Totals: 36 144 9 94 33 0 0 0
2001 1 10 18.18 7234 1 0 0.6 0 0
2001 2 1 4.651 7238 1 1 4.651 0 0
2001 3 2 3.2 7241 1 1 0.6 0 0
2001 4 2 3.157 7245 0 0 0 0
2001 7 2 4.384 7249 0 0 0 0
2001 8 1 9.791 7259 1 16 9.791 0 0
2001 11 1 8.4 7267 1 4 8.4 0 0
2001 12 5 23.25 7290 4 63 22.35 0 0
2001 Totals: 24 75 9 85 46 0 0 0
2002 0 1 0.5 7291 0 0 0 0
2002 1 6 42.757 7334 2 30 40.3 0 0
2002 2 1 3.2 7337 0 0 0 0
2002 3 3 19.6 7356 1 18 15.3 0 0
2002 5 2 4.75 7361 1 2 2.75 0 0
2002 6 2 5.848 7367 0 0 0 0
2002 7 4 7.105 7374 2 5 5.1 0 0
2002 8 1 2.113 7376 0 0 0 0
2002 9 3 35.475 7412 1 0 30 0 0
2002 10 2 3.24 7415 1 0 0.9 0 0
2002 11 2 4.472 7419 0 0 0 0
2002 12 2 20.9 7440 1 23 18.7 0 0
2002 Totals: 29 149 9 78 113 0 0 0
2003 1 9 11.879 7452 0 5 0 0
2003 2 4 16.6 7469 0 0 0 0
2003 3 3 2.832 7472 0 2 1 0 0
2003 4 2 28.41 7500 1 29 26 0 0
2003 5 2 2.1 7502 1 0 1.2 0 0
2003 6 3 23.615 7526 0 0 0 0
2003 7 3 4.432 7530 2 1 2.432 0 0
2003 8 3 4.898 7535 0 0 0 0
2003 9 3 6.594 7542 1 1 0.225 0 0
2003 11 1 0.904 7543 0 0 0 0
2003 12 4 72.85 7616 2 34 67.82 0 0
2003 Totals: 37 175 7 72 97 1 0 0
2004 0 1 3.2 7619 0 0 0 0
2004 1 8 13.49 7632 0 0 0 0
2004 2 4 37.23 7669 2 25 33.35 0 0
2004 4 3 14.689 7684 1 2 5.9 0 0
2004 5 3 9.1 7693 2 29 6.7 0 0
2004 6 1 1.91 7695 0 0 0 0
2004 7 3 32.868 7728 1 35 29.75 0 0
2004 8 4 6.3325 7734 1 2 0.4925 0 0
2004 9 2 16.5 7751 1 2 5.5 0 0
2004 10 1 1.15 7752 0 0 0 0
2004 11 2 50.8 7803 1 29 48 0 0
2004 12 6 97.6 7900 3 38 66.8 0 0
2004 Totals: 38 284 12 162 196 0 0 0
2005 0 1 0.26 7901 0 0 1 0 0
2005 1 7 9.335 7910 0 1 0 0
2005 2 8 29.839 7940 3 3 1.89 0 0
2005 3 6 49.7 7990 3 24 33.5 0 0
2005 4 2 6.272 7996 0 0 0 0
2005 5 3 71.5 8067 2 23 68 0 1
2005 6 2 61.2 8128 1 39 58.5 0 0
2005 7 1 19.5 8148 1 35 19.5 0 0
2005 8 3 3.957 8152 0 0 0 0
2005 9 2 23.166 8175 1 25 21.25 0 0
2005 10 2 14.211 8189 1 45 13 0 0
2005 11 4 27.84 8217 3 17 24.6 0 0
2005 12 5 91.111 8308 3 28 79 0 0
2005 Totals: 46 407 18 240 319 1 0 1
2006 0 1 2.2 8310 0 0 0 0
2006 1 9 128.789 8439 2 70 111.45 0 0
2006 2 1 1.03 8440 0 0 0 0
2006 3 3 125.75 8566 2 61 120.75 1 5 0
2006 4 3 85.9 8652 2 38 84.4 0 0
2006 5 5 118.188 8770 3 51 112 0 0
2006 6 2 20 8790 1 22 18 0 0
2006 7 5 136.695 8927 4 52 134 0 0
2006 8 2 3 8930 1 1 1 0 0
2006 9 1 2 8932 0 1 0 0
2006 10 2 10 8942 1 2 4 0 0
2006 11 5 29.6 8971 3 17 27.9 0 0
2006 12 2 5 8976 0 1 0 0
2006 Totals: 41 668 19 316 613 1 5 0
2007 0 2 1.26 8978 0 1 0 0
2007 1 3 5.085 8983 0 0 0 0
2007 2 6 115.6 9098 5 62 114.6 0 0
2007 3 4 65.7 9164 3 19 30.5 0 0
2007 4 3 10.558 9175 1 7 10.4 2 0 0
2007 5 4 40.606 9215 3 19 35.4 0 0
2007 7 6 43.96 9259 5 43 42.85 0 0
2007 8 3 18.9 9278 3 27 18.9 0 0
2007 9 4 54.422 9333 2 10 17 0 0
2007 10 5 114.425 9447 2 8 108 0 0
2007 11 5 19.3 9466 2 1 10.3 0 0
2007 12 5 45.8 9512 4 25 45.5 1 0 0
2007 Totals: 50 535 30 222 433 3 0 0
2008 0 2 0.5 9513 1 1 0.5 0 0
2008 1 1 3.9 9516 1 3 3.9 0 0
2008 2 3 24.1 9541 2 7 9.1 0 0
2008 3 9 325.7 9866 4 9 112.7 0 0
2008 4 5 124 9990 4 60 121 0 0
2008 6 4 107.9 10098 4 20 107.9 0 0
2008 7 5 10.7 10109 4 8 9.5 0 0
2008 8 3 6.863 10116 2 8 6.8 0 0
2008 9 2 68.2 10184 2 29 68.2 0 0
2008 10 5 99.8 10284 5 49 99.8 0 2
2008 11 3 57.024 10341 3 28 57.024 0 0
2008 12 5 178.15 10519 2 22 35 0 0
2008 Totals: 47 1006 34 244 631 0 0 2
2009 0 1 38 10557 1 19 38 0 0
2009 1 11 66.922 10624 8 36 63.3 0 2
2009 2 3 41.015 10665 2 16 40 0 0
2009 3 5 149.06 10814 3 81 140.4 0 0
2009 4 5 92.91 10907 4 40 92.05 0 0
2009 5 7 624.26 11531 5 252 619.8 0 1
2009 6 2 30.6 11562 1 3 4.6 0 0
2009 7 4 23.426 11585 1 12 16 0 0
2009 8 2 6.03 11591 0 75 0 0
2009 9 2 190 11781 1 60 180 0 0
2009 10 3 804.1 12585 2 1 800.9 0 0
2009 11 3 48.575 12634 2 42 47.8 0 0
2009 12 4 98.5 12732 3 32 95.5 0 0
2009 Totals: 52 2213 33 669 2138 0 0 3
2010 0 2 34.2 12766 2 20 34.2 0 0
2010 1 7 53.3 12820 7 30 53.3 0 2
2010 2 2 20.9 12841 2 3 20.9 0 0
2010 3 6 51.5 12892 5 18 50 0 0
2010 4 2 215 13107 2 3 215 0 0
2010 5 3 66.5 13174 1 56 62.5 0 0
2010 6 8 109.909 13284 6 96 106.35 1 0 0
2010 7 4 60.8 13344 3 31 58.8 0 0
2010 9 10 408.25 13753 5 119 331.25 0 0
2010 10 5 59.55 13812 3 34 58.55 0 0
2010 11 3 14.7 13827 2 6 14.5 1 0 2
2010 12 2 19.45 13846 2 9 19.45 0 0
2010 Totals: 54 1114 40 425 1024 2 0 4
2011 0 3 9.088 13855 0 1 2 3 1
2011 1 4 21.315 13877 3 11 20.8 1 0 0
2011 2 6 9.511 13886 3 5 3.9 0 0
2011 3 4 31.0643 13917 3 8 30.5 1 0 0
2011 4 7 49.76 13967 5 53 48.51 2 1 0
2011 5 8 17.608 13985 6 10 12.148 2 5 34
2011 6 7 189.3 14174 3 89 176.8 3 10 69
2011 7 43 127.54508 14302 1 72 9.18 41 112 326
2011 8 10 104 14406 6 45 81.8 4 22 30
2011 9 15 423.09 14829 6 91 339.3 6 16 12
2011 10 6 22.15 14851 0 1 5 19 117
2011 11 6 45.45 14896 4 31 44.05 0 0
2011 12 9 499.29 15395 6 212 479.29 3 20 99
2011 Totals: 128 1549 46 629 1246 70 211 689
2012 0 7 113.5 15509 2 20 36.5 4 17 30
2012 1 7 90.7 15600 5 30 79.7 2 11 21
2012 2 3 66.31 15666 2 25 48 0 0
2012 3 10 74.44 15740 4 5 4.18 4 10 43
2012 4 3 7.6 15748 1 1 0.5 1 5 40
2012 5 6 66.2 15814 3 22 60 1 1 0
2012 6 13 211.66 16026 8 93 201.9 5 9 0
2012 7 15 42.5 16068 0 7 14 40 113
2012 8 7 218.05 16286 4 106 197.15 2 18 0
2012 9 14 742.408 17029 12 224 740.878 1 0 0
2012 10 8 108.15 17137 8 226 108.15 0 0
2012 11 12 50.28 17187 9 23 38.48 3 11 76
2012 12 13 110.6 17298 5 64 75.2 4 21 68
2012 Totals: 118 1902 63 846 1590 41 148 392
2013 0 1 20 17318 0 3 1 20 67
2013 1 14 168.69 17487 9 51 155.5 3 9 50
2013 2 14 197.97 17685 8 19 39.89 5 24 28
2013 3 77 540.2 18225 23 110 298.5 52 240 895
2013 4 27 322.953 18548 11 63 207.55 16 115 438
2013 5 22 167.455 18715 7 23 71.48 11 88 444
2013 6 13 235.51 18951 6 93 96.8 6 38 153
2013 7 12 940.9 19892 9 136 933.2 2 6 10
2013 8 13 406.389 20298 5 14 305.889 8 100 543
2013 9 16 170.854 20469 10 85 150.43 5 18 12
2013 10 9 50.022 20519 5 16 42.38 3 4 0
2013 11 9 89.38 20608 5 17 57.38 4 32 133
2013 12 14 161.616 20770 6 39 69.037 7 90 405
2013 Totals: 241 3471 104 669 2428 123 788 3179
2014 1 14 130.692 20901 6 40 81.55 7 47 251
2014 2 20 201.05 21102 6 24 38.78 12 94 354
2014 3 100 713.35722 21815 10 10 11.838 86 676 1888
2014 4 23 161.259 21976 11 46 29.379 11 127 602
2014 5 13 159.04 22135 8 40 114.94 4 21 96
2014 6 20 1364.04 23499 9 109 1290.934 9 65 268
2014 7 24 401.521 23901 10 28 266.089 14 135 627
2014 8 16 77.195 23978 7 25 39.398 9 37 126
2014 9 29 436.328 24414 16 190 308.288 13 128 317
2014 10 17 508.474 24923 10 13 404.394 5 73 344
2014 11 27 685.218 25608 18 15 615.258 7 29 105
2014 12 36 1177.805 26786 19 25 1024.274 13 125 225
2014 Totals: 339 6015 130 565 4225 190 1561 5204
2015 0 1 7.15 26793 0 0 1 7 0
2015 1 15 101.74 26895 5 33 40.15 9 59 21
2015 2 17 103.81 26999 6 12 25.9 10 73 244
2015 3 175 2244.293 29243 9 38 70.495 163 1927 4771
2015 4 14 124.035 29367 7 19 23.465 5 75 353
2015 5 8 265.59 29632 2 73 241.5 5 16 13
2015 6 26 210.126 29843 13 48 108.183 12 98 342
2015 7 23 100.79 29943 13 13 17.46 6 29 25
2015 8 22 165.28 30109 10 35 53.3 10 42 41
2015 9 27 570.556 30679 16 19 539.856 11 30 6
2015 10 21 110.895 30790 5 19 2.48 14 107 239
2015 11 31 176.7382 30967 11 23 51.116 19 124 371
2015 12 83 417.4526 31384 12 43 60.98 62 331 759
2015 Totals: 463 4598 109 375 1234 327 2924 7187
2016 0 2 1 31385 1 2 0 1 1 0
2016 1 33 186.3974 31572 8 30 65.41 22 109 90
2016 2 27 252.4477 31824 7 46 80.1789 19 150 103
2016 3 131 938.7589 32763 3 10 1.7989 127 933 1345
2016 4 18 110.597 32873 4 24 4.929 11 64 105
2016 5 19 336.729 33210 8 27 168.299 11 168 690
2016 6 52 510.97 33721 11 69 179.56 35 319 496
2016 7 11 45.75 33767 8 21 32.83 2 9 25
2016 8 15 57.955 33825 6 18 20.5 6 31 30
2016 9 25 236.865 34062 18 101 213.265 3 13 0
2016 10 11 129.517 34191 4 40 102.3 5 23 35
2016 11 10 227.2384 34418 5 73 207.1 5 20 0
2016 12 24 495.08 34914 9 73 368.5 10 42 72
2016 Totals: 378 3529 92 534 1444 257 1889 2991
2017 1 13 129.1925 35043 10 37 112.7 3 16 1
2017 2 17 371.58 35414 9 113 305.5 8 66 75
2017 3 49 366.08 35780 7 34 111.2 41 248 155
2017 4 10 371.76 36152 2 51 303.5 7 48 65
2017 5 3 71.2 36223 2 20 65.2 1 6 0
2017 6 1 4.125 36228 0 0 1 4 0
2017 7 1 1.5 36229 0 0 0 0
2017 10 1 4.2 36233 0 0 1 4 0
2017 Totals: 95 1319 30 255 898 62 393 296
2019 4 1 2 36235 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: 2996 37011 37011 838 7354 19078 1105 8190 20149
Agreed / Building: 348 32076 69088 119 1578 23411 135 1520 3183
Proposed: 676 21207 90295 303 2261 15342 179 1446 3757
Total potential 4020 90294 90294 1260 11193 57833 1419 11157 27090
Refused below only shows a limited sample of refused schemes        
Refused: 230 7405 7405 168 516 6490.093 48 678 1296
Total Sites Listed 4250 97699 97699 1428 11709 64323 1467 11836 28387
Year Month Projects Capacity Ongoing Total   Month Total Sites Capacity Acres
    All renewable energy projects Turbines Solar

640 acres in a square mile therefore 31.4836718890816 square miles of solar panels so far

How many solar farms: 1105 Active (over 1MW) and 135 solar farms agreed or being built and a further 179 solar farms proposed.

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