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 1988.649 2028 7 52 93.059 23 198 271
0 Totals: 45 2028 7 52 93 24 198
1900 0 516 1105.0986 3133 2 17 0.513 0 2001
1900 Totals: 516 1105 2 17 0 0 0 2001
1909 1 1 19.5 3153 0 0 0 0
1909 Totals: 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 6 1 11 3164 0 0 0 0
1927 Totals: 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 6 1 84 3248 0 0 0 0
1929 Totals: 1 84 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 1 1 2.6 3250 0 0 0 0
1932 Totals: 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938 6 1 32 3282 0 0 0 0
1938 Totals: 1 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 6 2 175 3457 0 0 0 0
1950 Totals: 2 175 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 1 1 8 3465 0 0 0 0
1951 6 1 69 3534 0 0 0 0
1951 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 1 4 12.7 3547 0 0 0 0
1952 Totals: 4 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 4 1 15 3562 0 0 0 0
1954 Totals: 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 6 2 77.4 3639 0 0 0 0
1955 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 1 4 45 3684 0 0 0 0
1956 6 1 6 3690 0 0 0 0
1956 Totals: 5 51 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 1 1 5 3695 0 0 0 0
1957 Totals: 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 1 2 8 3703 0 0 0 0
1958 Totals: 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 1 6 38 3741 0 0 0 0
1959 Totals: 6 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 1 2 9 3750 0 0 0 0
1961 Totals: 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 1 2 22 3772 0 0 0 0
1962 6 3 41.2 3814 0 0 0 0
1962 Totals: 5 63 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 6 1 38 3852 0 0 0 0
1963 Totals: 1 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 6 1 50 3902 0 0 0 0
1964 Totals: 1 50 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 6 1 440 4342 0 0 0 0
1966 Totals: 1 440 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 6 1 305 4647 0 0 0 0
1969 Totals: 1 305 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 1 1 55 4702 0 0 0 0
1974 Totals: 1 55 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 0 1 4.5 4706 0 0 0 0
1975 Totals: 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 1 1 4 4710 0 0 0 0
1980 Totals: 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 1 1 6 4716 0 0 0 0
1984 6 1 1726 6442 0 0 0 0
1984 Totals: 2 1732 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 0 1 10 6452 0 0 0 0
1990 Totals: 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 1 1 4.5 6457 0 0 0 0
1992 6 1 30.9 6488 1 0 30.9 0 0
1992 7 1 12.7 6500 0 0 0 0
1992 11 1 7.2 6507 1 21 7.2 0 0
1992 12 2 11.85 6519 2 137 11.85 0 0
1992 Totals: 6 67 4 158 49 0 0 0
1993 0 1 2.3 6522 0 0 0 0
1993 1 2 4.55 6526 1 9 2.7 0 0
1993 4 1 6.8 6533 1 22 6.8 0 0
1993 7 1 2 6535 0 0 0
1993 8 1 9 6544 1 20 9 0 0
1993 9 1 4.8 6549 1 13 4.8 0 0
1993 11 2 20 6569 1 13 6.5 0 0
1993 12 1 35 6604 0 0 0 0
1993 Totals: 10 84 5 77 29 0 0
1994 1 1 4.5 6608 0 0 0 0
1994 7 1 9.9 6618 1 22 9.9 0 0
1994 12 2 10.5 6629 2 21 10.5 0 0
1994 Totals: 4 24 3 43 20 0 0 0
1995 0 1 0.575 6629 0 14 0 0
1995 3 1 5 6634 1 10 5 0 0
1995 4 2 5.179 6639 1 10 5 0 0
1995 5 1 4.5 6644 1 0 4.5 0 0
1995 6 1 1.778 6646 0 0 0 0
1995 10 1 2.874 6649 0 0 0 0
1995 12 1 0.076 6649 0 10 0 0
1995 Totals: 8 19 3 44 14 0 0 0
1996 1 5 18.036 6667 1 17 4.2 0 0
1996 3 1 33.6 6700 1 55 33.6 0 0
1996 5 3 9.354 6710 0 0 0 0
1996 6 1 1.175 6711 0 0 0 0
1996 7 3 11.132 6722 1 14 5.6 0 0
1996 8 2 4.242 6726 0 0 0 0
1996 9 2 30.84 6757 0 36 0 0
1996 10 3 24.01 6781 2 10 21.4 0 0
1996 11 1 21.6 6803 1 0 21.6 0 0
1996 12 1 0.5 6803 1 1 0.5 0 0
1996 Totals: 22 154 7 133 86 0 0 0
1997 0 2 12.6 6816 2 27 12.6 0 0
1997 1 4 7.39 6823 1 5 2.5 0 0
1997 2 1 4.5 6828 0 0 0 0
1997 5 2 4.05 6832 0 0 0 0
1997 6 1 0.9 6833 0 0 0 0
1997 10 1 20.4 6853 1 68 20.4 0 0
1997 11 1 0.575 6854 0 0 0 0
1997 12 1 2.376 6856 0 0 0 0
1997 Totals: 13 52 4 100 35 0 0 0
1998 0 1 9.5 6865 0 0 0 0
1998 1 6 30.02 6895 0 0 0 0
1998 2 1 1.422 6897 0 0 0 0
1998 3 1 1.75 6899 0 0 0 0
1998 4 1 1 6900 0 0 0 0
1998 5 2 21.178 6921 0 0 0 0
1998 7 1 2.47 6923 0 4 0 0
1998 8 1 0.5 6924 0 0 0 0
1998 9 1 0.6 6924 1 4 0.6 0 0
1998 10 3 12.52 6937 0 0 0 0
1998 11 3 6.902 6944 1 0 1 0 0
1998 Totals: 21 87 2 8 1 0 0 0
1999 1 4 8.493 6952 0 0 0 0
1999 3 2 4.655 6957 0 0 0 0
1999 4 2 5.4 6962 1 6 3.6 0 0
1999 5 1 8.4 6971 1 14 8.4 0 0
1999 6 2 43.375 7014 0 0 0 1998
1999 7 2 7.4 7021 1 7 4.62 0 0
1999 8 1 1.47 7023 1 0 1.47 0 0
1999 9 2 4.906 7028 0 0 0 0
1999 10 1 1.5 7029 1 1 1.5 0 0
1999 11 2 1.43 7031 0 0 0 0
1999 12 3 9.805 7041 2 11 8.145 0 0
1999 Totals: 22 96 7 39 27 0 0 1998
2000 0 2 1.06 7042 0 0 0 0
2000 1 10 22.677 7064 2 26 9.9 0 0
2000 2 2 3.521 7068 0 0 0 0
2000 3 4 19.92 7088 1 7 4.62 0 0
2000 4 3 5.995 7094 0 0 0 0
2000 5 1 1.8 7096 1 3 1.8 0 0
2000 6 4 13.68 7109 1 2 4 0 0
2000 7 2 5.38 7115 1 27 1.5 0 0
2000 8 1 0.96 7116 0 0 0 0
2000 9 1 6.5 7122 1 5 6.5 0 0
2000 10 1 0.988 7123 0 0 0 0
2000 11 2 3.852 7127 1 21 1.3 0 0
2000 12 3 57.68 7185 1 3 3.68 0 0
2000 Totals: 36 144 9 94 33 0 0 0
2001 1 10 18.18 7203 1 0 0.6 0 0
2001 2 1 4.651 7207 1 1 4.651 0 0
2001 3 2 3.2 7211 1 1 0.6 0 0
2001 4 2 3.157 7214 0 0 0 0
2001 7 2 4.384 7218 0 0 0 0
2001 8 1 9.791 7228 1 16 9.791 0 0
2001 11 1 8.4 7236 1 4 8.4 0 0
2001 12 5 23.25 7260 4 63 22.35 0 0
2001 Totals: 24 75 9 85 46 0 0 0
2002 0 1 0.5 7260 0 0 0 0
2002 1 6 42.757 7303 2 30 40.3 0 0
2002 2 1 3.2 7306 0 0 0 0
2002 3 3 19.6 7326 1 18 15.3 0 0
2002 5 2 4.75 7330 1 2 2.75 0 0
2002 6 2 5.848 7336 0 0 0 0
2002 7 4 7.105 7343 2 5 5.1 0 0
2002 8 1 2.113 7346 0 0 0 0
2002 9 3 35.475 7381 1 0 30 0 0
2002 10 2 3.24 7384 1 0 0.9 0 0
2002 11 2 4.472 7389 0 0 0 0
2002 12 2 20.9 7410 1 23 18.7 0 0
2002 Totals: 29 149 9 78 113 0 0 0
2003 1 9 11.879 7421 0 5 0 0
2003 2 4 16.6 7438 0 0 0 0
2003 3 3 2.832 7441 0 2 1 0 0
2003 4 2 28.41 7469 1 29 26 0 0
2003 5 2 2.1 7471 1 0 1.2 0 0
2003 6 3 23.615 7495 0 0 0 0
2003 7 3 4.432 7499 2 1 2.432 0 0
2003 8 3 4.898 7504 0 0 0 0
2003 9 3 6.594 7511 1 1 0.225 0 0
2003 11 1 0.904 7512 0 0 0 0
2003 12 4 72.85 7585 2 34 67.82 0 0
2003 Totals: 37 175 7 72 97 1 0 0
2004 0 1 3.2 7588 0 0 0 0
2004 1 8 13.49 7601 0 0 0 0
2004 2 4 37.23 7639 2 25 33.35 0 0
2004 4 3 14.689 7653 1 2 5.9 0 0
2004 5 2 7.9 7661 1 29 5.5 0 0
2004 6 1 1.91 7663 0 0 0 0
2004 7 3 32.868 7696 1 35 29.75 0 0
2004 8 4 6.3325 7702 1 2 0.4925 0 0
2004 9 2 16.5 7719 1 2 5.5 0 0
2004 10 1 1.15 7720 0 0 0 0
2004 11 2 50.8 7771 1 29 48 0 0
2004 12 6 97.6 7868 3 38 66.8 0 0
2004 Totals: 37 283 11 162 195 0 0 0
2005 0 1 0.26 7869 0 0 1 0 0
2005 1 7 9.335 7878 0 1 0 0
2005 2 8 29.839 7908 3 3 1.89 0 0
2005 3 6 49.7 7958 3 24 33.5 0 0
2005 4 2 6.272 7964 0 0 0 0
2005 5 3 71.5 8035 2 23 68 0 1
2005 6 2 61.2 8096 1 39 58.5 0 0
2005 7 1 19.5 8116 1 35 19.5 0 0
2005 8 3 3.957 8120 0 0 0 0
2005 9 2 23.166 8143 1 25 21.25 0 0
2005 10 2 14.211 8157 1 45 13 0 0
2005 11 4 27.84 8185 3 17 24.6 0 0
2005 12 5 91.111 8276 3 28 79 0 0
2005 Totals: 46 407 18 240 319 1 0 1
2006 0 1 2.2 8278 0 0 0 0
2006 1 9 128.789 8407 2 70 111.45 0 0
2006 2 1 1.03 8408 0 0 0 0
2006 3 3 125.75 8534 2 61 120.75 1 5 0
2006 4 3 85.9 8620 2 38 84.4 0 0
2006 5 5 118.188 8738 3 51 112 0 0
2006 6 2 20 8758 1 22 18 0 0
2006 7 5 136.695 8895 4 52 134 0 0
2006 8 1 2 8897 0 0 0 0
2006 9 1 2 8899 0 1 0 0
2006 10 2 10 8909 1 2 4 0 0
2006 11 5 29.6 8938 3 17 27.9 0 0
2006 12 2 5 8943 0 1 0 0
2006 Totals: 40 667 18 315 612 1 5 0
2007 0 2 1.26 8945 0 1 0 0
2007 1 3 5.085 8950 0 0 0 0
2007 2 5 87 9037 4 62 86 0 0
2007 3 3 30.5 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 4 112.425 9348 2 8 108 0 0
2007 11 5 19.3 9367 2 1 10.3 0 0
2007 12 5 45.8 9413 4 25 45.5 1 0 0
2007 Totals: 47 469 29 222 404 3 0 0
2008 0 2 0.5 9414 1 1 0.5 0 0
2008 1 1 3.9 9418 1 3 3.9 0 0
2008 2 3 24.1 9442 2 7 9.1 0 0
2008 3 8 278.7 9720 4 9 112.7 0 0
2008 4 5 124 9844 4 60 121 0 0
2008 6 4 107.9 9952 4 20 107.9 0 0
2008 7 5 10.7 9963 4 8 9.5 0 0
2008 8 3 6.863 9970 2 8 6.8 0 0
2008 9 2 68.2 10038 2 29 68.2 0 0
2008 10 5 99.8 10138 5 49 99.8 0 2
2008 11 3 57.024 10195 3 28 57.024 0 0
2008 12 5 178.15 10373 2 22 35 0 0
2008 Totals: 46 959 34 244 631 0 0 2
2009 0 1 38 10411 1 19 38 0 0
2009 1 11 66.922 10478 8 36 63.3 0 2
2009 2 3 41.015 10519 2 16 40 0 0
2009 3 5 149.06 10668 3 82 140.4 0 0
2009 4 5 92.91 10761 4 40 92.05 0 0
2009 5 7 624.26 11385 5 252 619.8 0 1
2009 6 1 4.6 11390 1 3 4.6 0 0
2009 7 4 23.426 11413 1 12 16 0 0
2009 8 2 6.03 11419 0 75 0 0
2009 9 2 190 11609 1 60 180 0 0
2009 10 3 804.1 12413 2 1 800.9 0 0
2009 11 3 48.575 12462 2 42 47.8 0 0
2009 12 4 98.5 12560 3 32 95.5 0 0
2009 Totals: 51 2187 33 670 2138 0 0 3
2010 0 2 34.2 12595 2 20 34.2 0 0
2010 1 7 53.3 12648 7 30 53.3 0 2
2010 2 2 20.9 12669 2 3 20.9 0 0
2010 3 6 51.5 12720 5 18 50 0 0
2010 4 2 215 12935 2 3 215 0 0
2010 5 3 66.5 13002 1 56 62.5 0 0
2010 6 8 109.909 13112 6 96 106.35 1 0 0
2010 7 3 58.8 13171 3 31 58.8 0 0
2010 9 9 406.35 13577 5 119 331.25 0 0
2010 10 5 59.55 13636 3 34 58.55 0 0
2010 11 3 14.7 13651 2 6 14.5 1 0 2
2010 12 2 19.45 13671 2 9 19.45 0 0
2010 Totals: 52 1110 40 425 1024 2 0 4
2011 0 3 9.088 13680 0 1 2 3 1
2011 1 4 21.315 13701 3 11 20.8 1 0 0
2011 2 6 9.511 13711 3 5 3.9 0 0
2011 3 4 31.0643 13742 3 8 30.5 1 0 0
2011 4 7 49.76 13791 5 53 48.51 2 1 0
2011 5 8 17.608 13809 6 10 12.148 2 5 34
2011 6 7 189.3 13998 3 89 176.8 3 10 69
2011 7 40 125.53908 14124 1 72 9.18 38 110 326
2011 8 10 104 14228 6 45 81.8 4 22 30
2011 9 15 423.09 14651 6 91 339.3 6 16 12
2011 10 6 22.15 14673 0 1 5 19 117
2011 11 6 45.45 14719 4 31 44.05 0 0
2011 12 9 168.09 14887 6 212 148.09 3 20 99
2011 Totals: 125 1215 46 629 915 67 209 689
2012 0 7 113.5 15000 2 20 36.5 4 17 30
2012 1 7 90.7 15091 5 30 79.7 2 11 21
2012 2 3 66.31 15157 2 25 48 0 0
2012 3 10 74.44 15232 4 5 4.18 4 10 43
2012 4 2 5.5 15237 1 1 0.5 1 5 40
2012 5 5 64 15301 3 22 60 1 1 0
2012 6 14 216.26 15517 9 93 206.5 5 9 0
2012 7 15 42.5 15560 0 7 14 40 113
2012 8 7 218.05 15778 4 106 197.15 2 18 0
2012 9 14 742.408 16520 12 224 740.878 1 0 0
2012 10 8 108.15 16628 8 226 108.15 0 0
2012 11 12 50.28 16679 9 23 38.48 3 11 76
2012 12 13 110.6 16789 5 64 75.2 4 21 68
2012 Totals: 117 1902 64 846 1595 41 148 392
2013 0 1 20 16809 0 3 1 20 67
2013 1 13 167.89 16977 9 51 155.5 3 9 50
2013 2 14 197.97 17175 8 19 39.89 5 24 28
2013 3 77 540.2 17715 23 110 298.5 52 240 895
2013 4 27 322.953 18038 11 63 207.55 16 115 438
2013 5 22 167.455 18206 7 23 71.48 11 88 444
2013 6 13 235.51 18441 6 93 96.8 6 38 153
2013 7 12 940.9 19382 9 136 933.2 2 6 10
2013 8 13 406.389 19789 5 14 305.889 8 100 543
2013 9 16 170.854 19959 10 85 150.43 5 18 12
2013 10 9 50.022 20009 5 16 42.38 3 4 0
2013 11 9 89.38 20099 5 17 57.38 4 32 133
2013 12 14 161.616 20260 6 39 69.037 7 90 405
2013 Totals: 240 3471 104 669 2428 123 788 3179
2014 1 14 130.692 20391 6 40 81.55 7 47 251
2014 2 20 201.05 20592 6 24 38.78 12 94 354
2014 3 99 711.85722 21304 10 10 11.838 86 676 1888
2014 4 23 161.259 21465 11 46 29.379 11 127 602
2014 5 13 159.04 21624 8 40 114.94 4 21 96
2014 6 20 1364.04 22988 9 114 1290.934 9 65 268
2014 7 24 401.521 23390 10 28 266.089 14 135 627
2014 8 16 77.195 23467 7 25 39.398 9 37 126
2014 9 29 436.328 23903 16 190 308.288 13 128 317
2014 10 16 507.474 24411 9 11 403.394 5 73 344
2014 11 27 685.218 25096 18 15 615.258 7 29 105
2014 12 35 1172.005 26268 19 25 1024.274 13 125 225
2014 Totals: 336 6007 129 568 4224 190 1561 5204
2015 0 1 7.15 26275 0 0 1 7 0
2015 1 15 101.74 26377 5 33 40.15 9 59 21
2015 2 17 103.81 26481 6 12 25.9 10 73 244
2015 3 173 2228.733 28710 9 38 70.495 161 1912 4771
2015 4 15 124.825 28834 8 19 24.255 5 75 353
2015 5 8 265.59 29100 2 73 241.5 5 16 13
2015 6 26 213.426 29313 13 48 108.183 12 102 342
2015 7 21 71.29 29385 13 13 17.46 6 29 25
2015 8 22 165.28 29550 10 35 53.3 10 42 41
2015 9 26 570.056 30120 15 18 539.356 11 30 6
2015 10 21 110.895 30231 5 19 2.48 14 107 239
2015 11 31 176.7382 30408 11 23 51.116 19 124 371
2015 12 82 413.4526 30821 12 43 60.98 62 331 759
2015 Totals: 458 4552 109 374 1235 325 2912 7187
2016 0 2 1 30822 1 2 0 1 1 0
2016 1 32 182.1974 31004 8 30 65.41 21 105 90
2016 2 28 257.3477 31262 7 46 80.1789 20 155 103
2016 3 132 970.1089 32232 4 10 27.7989 127 939 1345
2016 4 18 110.597 32342 4 24 4.929 11 64 105
2016 5 19 323.729 32666 7 21 150.299 12 173 690
2016 6 51 500.97 33167 11 69 179.56 34 309 448
2016 7 11 45.75 33213 8 21 32.83 2 9 25
2016 8 15 57.955 33271 6 18 20.5 6 31 30
2016 9 22 84.865 33356 16 48 65.265 2 9 0
2016 10 10 98.517 33454 3 31 71.3 5 23 35
2016 11 5 87.9384 33542 1 23 69 4 18 0
2016 12 9 296.8 33839 3 17 250.2 3 11 60
2016 Totals: 354 3017 79 360 1017 248 1854 2931
2017 1 3 15.5 33854 2 1 14.5 1 1 0
2017 4 6 281.5 34136 1 32 256 5 25 0
2017 6 1 4.125 34140 0 0 1 4 0
2017 7 1 1.5 34141 0 0 0 0
2017 Totals: 11 302 3 33 270 7 30 0
2019 4 1 2 34143 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: 2863 34919 34919 795 6982 17662 1033 7751 19794
Agreed / Building: 390 32849 67769 145 1858 24040 150 1644 3306
Proposed: 690 21313 89082 307 2267 15348 189 1546 3917
Total potential 3943 89081 89081 1247 11107 57051 1372 10942 27018
Refused below only shows a limited sample of refused schemes        
Refused: 230 7405 7405 168 523 6490.093 48 678 1296
Total Sites Listed 4173 96486 96486 1415 11630 63541 1420 11621 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: 1033 Active (over 1MW) and 150 solar farms agreed or being built and a further 189 solar farms proposed.

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