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 46 1991.199 2031 10 52 118.109 23 180 271
0 Totals: 47 2031 10 52 118 24 180
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 3155 0 0 0 0
1909 Totals: 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 6 1 11 3166 0 0 0 0
1927 Totals: 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 6 1 84 3250 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 3545 0 0 0 0
1952 Totals: 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 4 1 15 3560 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 3720 0 0 0 0
1959 Totals: 3 28 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 1 1 6 3726 0 0 0 0
1961 Totals: 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 1 1 20 3746 0 0 0 0
1962 6 3 41.2 3787 0 0 0 0
1962 Totals: 4 61 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 6 1 38 3825 0 0 0 0
1963 Totals: 1 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 6 1 50 3875 0 0 0 0
1964 Totals: 1 50 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 6 1 440 4315 0 0 0 0
1966 Totals: 1 440 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 6 1 305 4620 0 0 0 0
1969 Totals: 1 305 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 1 1 55 4675 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 6426 0 0 0 0
1992 6 1 30.9 6457 1 0 30.9 0 0
1992 7 1 12.7 6470 0 0 0 0
1992 11 1 7.2 6477 1 21 7.2 0 0
1992 12 2 11.85 6489 2 137 11.85 0 0
1992 Totals: 6 67 4 158 49 0 0 0
1993 0 1 2.3 6491 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 6518 1 13 4.8 0 0
1993 11 2 20 6538 1 13 6.5 0 0
1993 12 1 35 6573 0 0 0 0
1993 Totals: 10 84 5 77 29 0 0
1994 7 1 9.9 6583 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 6594 0 14 0 0
1995 3 1 5 6599 1 10 5 0 0
1995 4 2 5.179 6605 1 10 5 0 0
1995 5 1 4.5 6609 1 0 4.5 0 0
1995 6 1 1.778 6611 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 6632 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 6676 0 0 0 0
1996 7 3 11.132 6687 1 14 5.6 0 0
1996 8 2 4.242 6691 0 0 0 0
1996 9 2 30.84 6722 0 36 0 0
1996 10 3 24.01 6746 2 10 21.4 0 0
1996 11 1 21.6 6768 1 0 21.6 0 0
1996 12 1 0.5 6768 1 1 0.5 0 0
1996 Totals: 22 154 7 133 86 0 0 0
1997 0 2 12.6 6781 2 27 12.6 0 0
1997 1 4 7.39 6788 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 6817 1 68 20.4 0 0
1997 11 1 0.575 6818 0 0 0 0
1997 12 1 2.376 6820 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 6861 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 6885 0 0 0 0
1998 7 1 2.47 6887 0 4 0 0
1998 8 1 0.5 6888 0 0 0 0
1998 9 1 0.6 6888 1 4 0.6 0 0
1998 10 3 12.52 6901 0 0 0 0
1998 11 3 6.902 6908 1 0 1 0 0
1998 Totals: 21 87 2 8 1 0 0 0
1999 1 4 8.493 6916 0 0 0 0
1999 3 2 4.655 6921 0 0 0 0
1999 4 2 5.4 6926 1 6 3.6 0 0
1999 5 1 8.4 6935 1 14 8.4 0 0
1999 6 2 43.375 6978 0 0 0 1998
1999 7 2 7.4 6986 1 7 4.62 0 0
1999 8 1 1.47 6987 1 0 1.47 0 0
1999 9 2 4.906 6992 0 0 0 0
1999 10 1 1.5 6994 1 1 1.5 0 0
1999 11 2 1.43 6995 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 7028 2 26 9.9 0 0
2000 2 2 3.521 7032 0 0 0 0
2000 3 4 19.92 7052 1 7 4.62 0 0
2000 4 3 5.995 7058 0 0 0 0
2000 5 1 1.8 7060 1 3 1.8 0 0
2000 6 4 13.68 7073 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 7086 1 5 6.5 0 0
2000 10 1 0.988 7087 0 0 0 0
2000 11 2 3.852 7091 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 7151 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 7162 0 0 0 0
2001 7 2 4.384 7166 0 0 0 0
2001 8 1 9.791 7176 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 7208 0 0 0 0
2002 1 6 42.757 7251 2 30 40.3 0 0
2002 2 1 3.2 7254 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 7284 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 7329 1 0 30 0 0
2002 10 2 3.24 7332 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 7386 0 0 0 0
2003 3 3 2.832 7389 0 2 1 0 0
2003 4 2 28.41 7417 1 29 26 0 0
2003 5 2 2.1 7420 1 0 1.2 0 0
2003 6 3 23.615 7443 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 7459 1 1 0.225 0 0
2003 11 1 0.904 7460 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 7536 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 7601 1 2 5.9 0 0
2004 5 2 7.9 7609 1 29 5.5 0 0
2004 6 1 1.91 7611 0 0 0 0
2004 7 3 32.868 7644 1 35 29.75 0 0
2004 8 3 5.84 7650 0 0 0 0
2004 9 2 16.5 7666 1 2 5.5 0 0
2004 10 1 1.15 7668 0 0 0 0
2004 11 2 50.8 7718 1 29 48 0 0
2004 12 6 97.6 7816 3 38 66.8 0 0
2004 Totals: 36 283 10 160 194 0 0 0
2005 0 1 0.26 7816 0 0 1 0 0
2005 1 7 9.335 7826 0 1 0 0
2005 2 8 29.839 7855 3 3 1.89 0 0
2005 3 5 47.7 7903 3 24 33.5 0 0
2005 4 2 6.272 7909 0 0 0 0
2005 5 2 68 7977 2 23 68 0 1
2005 6 2 61.2 8039 1 39 58.5 0 0
2005 7 1 19.5 8058 1 35 19.5 0 0
2005 8 3 3.957 8062 0 0 0 0
2005 9 2 23.166 8085 1 25 21.25 0 0
2005 10 2 14.211 8099 1 45 13 0 0
2005 11 4 27.84 8127 3 17 24.6 0 0
2005 12 5 91.111 8218 3 28 79 0 0
2005 Totals: 44 402 18 240 319 1 0 1
2006 0 1 2.2 8221 0 0 0 0
2006 1 9 128.789 8349 2 70 111.45 0 0
2006 2 1 1.03 8350 0 0 0 0
2006 3 3 125.75 8476 2 61 120.75 1 5 0
2006 4 3 85.9 8562 2 38 84.4 0 0
2006 5 5 118.188 8680 3 51 112 0 0
2006 6 2 20 8700 1 22 18 0 0
2006 7 5 136.695 8837 4 52 134 0 0
2006 8 1 2 8839 0 0 0 0
2006 9 1 2 8841 0 1 0 0
2006 10 2 10 8851 1 2 4 0 0
2006 11 5 29.6 8881 3 17 27.9 0 0
2006 12 2 5 8886 0 1 0 0
2006 Totals: 40 667 18 315 612 1 5 0
2007 0 2 1.26 8887 0 1 0 0
2007 1 3 5.085 8892 0 0 0 0
2007 2 5 87 8979 4 62 86 0 0
2007 3 3 30.5 9009 3 19 30.5 0 0
2007 4 3 10.558 9020 1 7 10.4 2 0 0
2007 5 4 40.606 9061 3 19 35.4 0 0
2007 7 6 43.96 9105 5 43 42.85 0 0
2007 8 3 18.9 9123 3 27 18.9 0 0
2007 9 4 54.422 9178 2 10 17 0 0
2007 10 4 112.425 9290 2 8 108 0 0
2007 11 4 16.3 9307 2 1 10.3 0 0
2007 12 5 45.8 9352 4 25 45.5 1 0 0
2007 Totals: 46 466 29 222 404 3 0 0
2008 0 2 0.5 9353 1 1 0.5 0 0
2008 1 1 3.9 9357 1 3 3.9 0 0
2008 2 2 9.1 9366 2 7 9.1 0 0
2008 3 8 278.7 9645 4 9 112.7 0 0
2008 4 5 124 9769 4 60 121 0 0
2008 6 4 107.9 9876 4 20 107.9 0 0
2008 7 5 10.7 9887 4 8 9.5 0 0
2008 8 3 6.863 9894 2 8 6.8 0 0
2008 9 2 68.2 9962 2 29 68.2 0 0
2008 10 5 99.8 10062 5 49 99.8 0 2
2008 11 3 57.024 10119 3 28 57.024 0 0
2008 12 5 178.15 10297 2 22 35 0 0
2008 Totals: 45 944 34 244 631 0 0 2
2009 0 1 38 10335 1 19 38 0 0
2009 1 11 66.922 10402 8 36 63.3 0 2
2009 2 3 41.015 10443 2 16 40 0 0
2009 3 4 147.1 10590 3 82 140.4 0 0
2009 4 5 92.91 10683 4 40 92.05 0 0
2009 5 7 624.26 11307 5 252 619.8 0 1
2009 6 1 4.6 11312 1 3 4.6 0 0
2009 7 3 22.026 11334 1 12 16 0 0
2009 8 2 6.03 11340 0 75 0 0
2009 9 2 190 11530 1 60 180 0 0
2009 10 3 804.1 12334 2 1 800.9 0 0
2009 11 3 48.575 12383 2 42 47.8 0 0
2009 12 4 98.5 12481 3 32 95.5 0 0
2009 Totals: 49 2184 33 670 2138 0 0 3
2010 0 2 34.2 12515 2 20 34.2 0 0
2010 1 7 53.3 12569 7 30 53.3 0 2
2010 2 2 20.9 12590 2 3 20.9 0 0
2010 3 6 51.5 12641 5 18 50 0 0
2010 4 2 215 12856 2 3 215 0 0
2010 5 1 62.5 12919 1 56 62.5 0 0
2010 6 8 109.909 13029 6 96 106.35 1 0 0
2010 7 3 58.8 13087 3 31 58.8 0 0
2010 9 7 363.35 13451 5 119 331.25 0 0
2010 10 4 58.55 13509 3 34 58.55 0 0
2010 11 3 14.7 13524 2 6 14.5 1 0 2
2010 12 2 19.45 13543 2 9 19.45 0 0
2010 Totals: 47 1062 40 425 1024 2 0 4
2011 0 3 9.088 13553 0 1 2 3 1
2011 1 3 20.8 13573 3 11 20.8 0 0
2011 2 5 8.111 13581 3 5 3.9 0 0
2011 3 3 30.5 13612 3 7 30.5 0 0
2011 4 7 49.76 13662 5 53 48.51 2 1 0
2011 5 7 17.148 13679 6 9 12.148 1 5 34
2011 6 7 189.3 13868 3 89 176.8 3 10 69
2011 7 38 125.3978 13994 2 72 11.48 35 107 326
2011 8 10 104 14098 6 45 81.8 4 22 30
2011 9 15 423.09 14521 6 91 339.3 6 16 12
2011 10 6 22.15 14543 0 1 5 19 117
2011 11 5 44.45 14587 4 31 44.05 0 0
2011 12 9 173.3 14761 6 211 153.3 3 20 99
2011 Totals: 118 1217 47 626 922 61 205 689
2012 0 7 113.5 14874 2 20 36.5 4 17 30
2012 1 7 90.7 14965 5 30 79.7 2 11 21
2012 2 3 66.31 15031 2 25 48 0 0
2012 3 8 55.96 15087 3 5 3.7 4 10 43
2012 4 2 5.5 15092 1 1 0.5 1 5 40
2012 5 5 64 15156 3 22 60 1 1 0
2012 6 13 215.46 15372 8 92 205.7 5 9 0
2012 7 14 40.4 15412 0 7 14 40 113
2012 8 6 216.05 15628 4 106 197.15 2 18 0
2012 9 13 741.91 16370 11 223 740.38 1 0 0
2012 10 7 114.69 16485 7 224 114.69 0 0
2012 11 8 47.838 16533 5 20 36.038 3 11 76
2012 12 12 109.1 16642 5 64 75.2 4 21 68
2012 Totals: 105 1881 56 839 1597 41 148 392
2013 0 1 20 16662 0 3 1 20 67
2013 1 13 167.89 16830 9 51 155.5 3 9 50
2013 2 14 197.97 17028 8 19 39.89 5 24 28
2013 3 78 562.51 17590 23 110 298.5 53 262 887
2013 4 26 315.79 17906 11 63 201.2 15 114 438
2013 5 20 162.755 18069 7 23 71.48 11 88 444
2013 6 13 235.51 18304 6 93 96.8 6 38 153
2013 7 13 948.55 19253 10 136 940.85 2 6 10
2013 8 13 406.389 19659 5 14 305.889 8 100 543
2013 9 15 170.08 19829 10 85 150.43 4 18 12
2013 10 9 50.022 19879 5 16 42.38 3 4 0
2013 11 8 89.08 19968 4 16 57.08 4 32 133
2013 12 13 160.827 20129 5 38 68.248 7 90 405
2013 Totals: 236 3487 103 667 2428 122 809 3171
2014 1 13 128.792 20258 6 40 81.55 7 47 251
2014 2 18 199.77 20458 4 22 37.5 12 94 354
2014 3 94 697.80337 21156 7 7 3.878 84 670 1888
2014 4 22 160.779 21316 10 45 28.899 11 127 602
2014 5 10 157.6 21474 5 37 113.5 4 21 96
2014 6 19 1363.338 22837 9 114 1290.934 8 64 268
2014 7 24 401.521 23239 10 28 266.089 14 135 627
2014 8 13 75.097 23314 4 22 37.3 9 37 126
2014 9 24 433.94 23748 12 185 306.38 12 127 317
2014 10 14 488.974 24237 8 10 402.894 5 73 344
2014 11 23 683.298 24920 14 11 613.338 7 29 105
2014 12 31 1167.924 26088 19 25 1024.274 11 123 225
2014 Totals: 305 5958 108 546 4206 184 1552 5204
2015 0 1 7.15 26095 0 0 1 7 0
2015 1 14 99.74 26195 5 33 40.15 9 59 21
2015 2 16 103.31 26298 5 12 25.4 10 73 244
2015 3 170 2207.943 28506 9 38 70.495 159 1910 4771
2015 4 12 120.845 28627 6 18 22.675 5 75 353
2015 5 7 264.6 28892 2 73 241.5 4 15 13
2015 6 20 209.686 29101 7 42 104.443 12 102 342
2015 7 14 48.09 29150 7 8 14.56 6 29 25
2015 8 17 154.2 29304 8 33 52.32 8 33 35
2015 9 18 565.457 29869 8 11 535.957 10 29 0
2015 10 14 104.81 29974 3 18 1.48 10 103 239
2015 11 27 173.7522 30148 8 21 49.33 19 124 371
2015 12 76 406.9656 30555 10 42 60 61 330 759
2015 Totals: 406 4466 78 349 1218 314 2894 7174
2016 0 2 1 30556 1 1 0 1 1 0
2016 1 28 179.2248 30735 6 28 64.45 20 104 90
2016 2 25 250.876 30986 6 46 79.38 18 149 103
2016 3 126 963.415 31949 3 9 27 123 936 1345
2016 4 16 84.097 32033 3 24 2.929 11 64 105
2016 5 18 323.23 32357 6 21 149.8 12 173 690
2016 6 48 498.07 32855 10 69 179.46 34 309 448
2016 7 10 40.83 32895 8 21 32.83 1 5 0
2016 8 10 51 32946 5 17 20 5 31 30
2016 9 17 74.585 33021 15 45 64.685 2 9 0
2016 10 6 93.66 33115 2 31 69.7 4 23 35
2016 11 2 73.5 33188 1 23 69 1 4 0
2016 12 6 291.5 33480 3 17 250.2 2 9 60
2016 Totals: 314 2924 69 352 1009 234 1822 2906
2017 1 2 14.5 33494 2 1 14.5 0 0
2017 Totals: 2 14 2 1 14 0 0 0
2019 4 1 2 33496 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: 2684 34272 34272 726 6881 17398 988 7660 19748
Agreed / Building: 372 32904 67177 144 1857 24272 140 1612 3306
Proposed: 681 20897 88074 298 2173 15012 191 1558 3923
Total potential 3737 88073 88073 1168 10911 56683 1319 10832 26978
Refused below only shows a limited sample of refused schemes        
Refused: 225 7291 7291 167 521 6483.293 48 678 1296
Total Sites Listed 3962 95364 95364 1335 11432 63167 1367 11511 28275
Year Month Projects Capacity Ongoing Total   Month Total Sites Capacity Acres
    All renewable energy projects Turbines Solar

640 acres in a square mile therefore 30.8571093890816 square miles of solar panels so far

How many solar farms: 988 Active (over 1MW) and 140 solar farms agreed or being built and a further 191 solar farms proposed.

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