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 22 1767.979 1807 8 91 67.959 3 26 0
0 2011 1 25.3 1833 1 5 25.3 0 0
0 Totals: 24 1833 9 96 93 4 26
1900 0 498 712.6036 2545 2 17 0.513 0 0
1900 Totals: 498 712 2 17 0 0 0 0
1909 1 1 19.5 2565 0 0 0 0
1909 Totals: 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 6 1 11 2576 0 0 0 0
1927 Totals: 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 6 1 84 2660 0 0 0 0
1929 Totals: 1 84 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 1 1 2.6 2662 0 0 0 0
1932 Totals: 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938 6 1 32 2694 0 0 0 0
1938 Totals: 1 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 6 2 175 2869 0 0 0 0
1950 Totals: 2 175 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 1 1 8 2877 0 0 0 0
1951 6 1 69 2946 0 0 0 0
1951 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 1 4 12.7 2959 0 0 0 0
1952 Totals: 4 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 4 1 15 2974 0 0 0 0
1954 Totals: 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 6 2 77.4 3052 0 0 0 0
1955 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 1 4 45 3097 0 0 0 0
1956 6 1 6 3103 0 0 0 0
1956 Totals: 5 51 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 1 2 252 3355 0 0 0 0
1957 Totals: 2 252 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 1 2 8 3363 0 0 0 0
1958 Totals: 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 1 6 38 3401 0 0 0 0
1959 Totals: 6 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 1 2 9 3410 0 0 0 0
1961 Totals: 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 1 2 22 3432 0 0 0 0
1962 6 3 41.2 3473 0 0 0 0
1962 Totals: 5 63 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 6 1 38 3511 0 0 0 0
1963 Totals: 1 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 6 1 50 3561 0 0 0 0
1964 Totals: 1 50 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 6 1 440 4001 0 0 0 0
1966 Totals: 1 440 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 6 1 305 4306 0 0 0 0
1969 Totals: 1 305 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 1 1 55 4361 0 0 0 0
1974 Totals: 1 55 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 0 1 4.5 4365 0 0 0 0
1975 1 1 20 4385 0 0 0 0
1975 Totals: 2 24 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 1 1 4 4389 0 0 0 0
1980 Totals: 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 1 1 6 4395 0 0 0 0
1984 6 1 1726 6121 0 0 0 0
1984 Totals: 2 1732 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 0 1 10 6131 0 0 0 0
1990 Totals: 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 1 1 4.5 6136 0 0 0 0
1992 6 1 30.9 6167 1 0 30.9 0 0
1992 7 1 12.7 6179 0 0 0 0
1992 10 1 6.45 6186 1 20 6.45 0 0
1992 11 1 7.2 6193 1 21 7.2 0 0
1992 12 2 11.85 6205 2 137 11.85 0 0
1992 Totals: 7 73 5 178 56 0 0 0
1993 0 1 2.3 6207 0 0 0 0
1993 1 2 4.55 6212 1 9 2.7 0 0
1993 4 1 6.8 6219 1 22 6.8 0 0
1993 7 1 2 6221 0 0 0
1993 8 1 9 6230 1 20 9 0 0
1993 9 1 4.8 6234 1 13 4.8 0 0
1993 11 2 20 6254 1 13 6.5 0 0
1993 12 1 35 6289 0 0 0 0
1993 Totals: 10 84 5 77 29 0 0
1994 1 1 4.5 6294 0 0 0 0
1994 7 1 9.9 6304 1 22 9.9 0 0
1994 12 2 10.5 6314 2 21 10.5 0 0
1994 Totals: 4 24 3 43 20 0 0 0
1995 0 1 0.575 6315 0 14 0 0
1995 3 1 5 6320 1 10 5 0 0
1995 4 2 5.179 6325 1 10 5 0 0
1995 5 1 4.5 6329 1 0 4.5 0 0
1995 6 1 1.778 6331 0 0 0 0
1995 10 1 2.874 6334 0 0 0 0
1995 12 1 0.076 6334 0 10 0 0
1995 Totals: 8 19 3 44 14 0 0 0
1996 1 5 18.036 6352 1 17 4.2 0 0
1996 3 1 33.6 6386 1 55 33.6 0 0
1996 5 3 9.354 6395 0 0 0 0
1996 6 1 1.175 6396 0 0 0 0
1996 7 3 11.132 6408 1 14 5.6 0 0
1996 8 2 4.242 6412 0 0 0 0
1996 9 2 30.84 6443 0 36 0 0
1996 10 3 24.01 6467 2 10 21.4 0 0
1996 11 1 21.6 6488 1 0 21.6 0 0
1996 12 1 0.5 6489 1 1 0.5 0 0
1996 Totals: 22 154 7 133 86 0 0 0
1997 0 2 12.6 6501 2 27 12.6 0 0
1997 1 4 9.69 6511 1 8 4.8 0 0
1997 2 1 4.5 6515 0 0 0 0
1997 3 1 4.8 6520 1 8 4.8 0 0
1997 5 2 4.05 6524 0 0 0 0
1997 6 1 0.9 6525 0 0 0 0
1997 7 1 15 6540 1 25 15 0 0
1997 8 1 5.3 6546 1 8 5.3 0 0
1997 10 1 20.4 6566 1 68 20.4 0 0
1997 11 1 0.575 6567 0 0 0 0
1997 12 3 22.376 6589 2 35 20 0 0
1997 Totals: 18 100 9 179 82 0 0 0
1998 0 1 9.5 6598 0 0 0 0
1998 1 6 30.02 6628 0 0 0 0
1998 2 1 1.422 6630 0 0 0 0
1998 3 1 1.75 6632 0 0 0 0
1998 4 3 9.8 6641 1 10 5 0 0
1998 5 2 21.178 6663 0 0 0 0
1998 7 1 2.47 6665 0 4 0 0
1998 8 1 0.5 6666 0 0 0 0
1998 9 1 0.6 6666 1 4 0.6 0 0
1998 10 3 12.52 6679 0 0 0 0
1998 11 3 6.902 6686 1 0 1 0 0
1998 Totals: 23 96 3 18 6 0 0 0
1999 1 4 8.493 6694 0 0 0 0
1999 3 2 4.655 6699 0 0 0 0
1999 4 2 5.4 6704 1 6 3.6 0 0
1999 5 1 8.4 6713 1 14 8.4 0 0
1999 6 2 43.375 6756 0 0 0 1998
1999 7 2 7.4 6763 1 7 4.62 0 0
1999 8 1 1.47 6765 1 0 1.47 0 0
1999 9 2 4.906 6770 0 0 0 0
1999 10 1 1.5 6771 1 1 1.5 0 0
1999 11 2 1.43 6773 0 0 0 0
1999 12 3 9.805 6782 2 11 8.145 0 0
1999 Totals: 22 96 7 39 27 0 0 1998
2000 0 2 1.06 6783 0 0 0 0
2000 1 10 22.677 6806 2 26 9.9 0 0
2000 2 2 3.521 6810 0 0 0 0
2000 3 5 21.88 6832 1 7 4.62 0 0
2000 4 3 5.995 6838 0 0 0 0
2000 5 1 1.8 6839 1 3 1.8 0 0
2000 6 4 13.68 6853 1 2 4 0 0
2000 7 2 5.38 6858 1 27 1.5 0 0
2000 8 1 0.96 6859 0 0 0 0
2000 9 1 6.5 6866 1 5 6.5 0 0
2000 10 3 16.828 6883 2 24 15.84 0 0
2000 11 3 4.512 6887 2 68 1.96 0 0
2000 12 3 57.68 6945 1 3 3.68 0 0
2000 Totals: 40 162 12 165 49 0 0 0
2001 1 11 18.78 6964 1 0 0.6 0 0
2001 2 1 4.651 6968 1 1 4.651 0 0
2001 3 2 3.2 6971 1 1 0.6 0 0
2001 4 2 3.157 6975 0 0 0 0
2001 6 2 19.9 6995 0 0 0 0
2001 7 3 5.159 7000 0 0 0 2001
2001 8 1 9.791 7010 1 16 9.791 0 0
2001 11 1 8.4 7018 1 4 8.4 0 0
2001 12 6 25.19 7043 4 63 22.35 0 0
2001 Totals: 29 98 9 85 46 0 0 2001
2002 0 1 0.5 7044 0 0 0 0
2002 1 6 42.757 7086 2 30 40.3 0 0
2002 2 1 3.2 7090 0 0 0 0
2002 3 3 19.6 7109 1 18 15.3 0 0
2002 4 1 4.45 7114 0 0 0 0
2002 5 2 4.75 7118 1 2 2.75 0 0
2002 6 3 7.628 7126 0 0 0 0
2002 7 4 7.105 7133 2 5 5.1 0 0
2002 8 2 14.113 7147 1 14 12 0 0
2002 9 3 35.475 7183 1 0 30 0 0
2002 10 2 3.24 7186 1 0 0.9 0 0
2002 11 2 4.472 7190 0 0 0 0
2002 12 2 20.9 7211 1 23 18.7 0 0
2002 Totals: 32 168 10 92 125 0 0 0
2003 0 2 1.32 7213 2 0 1.32 0 0
2003 1 9 11.879 7224 0 5 0 0
2003 2 4 16.6 7241 0 0 0 0
2003 3 3 2.832 7244 0 2 1 0 0
2003 4 3 31.81 7276 2 30 29.4 0 0
2003 5 3 6.1 7282 2 3 5.2 0 0
2003 6 3 23.615 7305 0 0 0 0
2003 7 3 4.432 7310 2 1 2.432 0 0
2003 8 3 4.898 7315 0 0 0 0
2003 9 3 6.594 7321 1 1 0.225 0 0
2003 11 2 19.604 7341 1 31 18.7 0 0
2003 12 4 72.85 7414 2 34 67.82 0 0
2003 Totals: 42 202 12 107 125 1 0 0
2004 0 1 3.2 7417 0 0 0 0
2004 1 9 25.13 7442 0 0 0 0
2004 2 4 37.23 7479 2 25 33.35 0 0
2004 4 3 14.689 7494 1 2 5.9 0 0
2004 5 4 11.1 7505 2 29 6.7 0 0
2004 6 1 1.91 7507 0 0 0 0
2004 7 3 32.868 7540 1 35 29.75 0 0
2004 8 4 6.3325 7546 1 2 0.4925 0 0
2004 9 3 16.5 7563 2 2 5.5 0 0
2004 10 1 1.15 7564 0 0 0 0
2004 11 3 65.8 7630 2 39 63 0 0
2004 12 6 97.6 7727 3 38 66.8 0 0
2004 Totals: 42 313 14 172 211 0 0 0
2005 0 2 19.76 7747 1 13 19.5 1 0 0
2005 1 7 9.335 7756 0 1 0 0
2005 2 8 29.839 7786 3 3 1.89 0 0
2005 3 6 49.7 7836 3 24 33.5 0 0
2005 4 2 6.272 7842 0 0 0 0
2005 5 3 71.5 7914 2 23 68 0 1
2005 6 2 61.2 7975 1 39 58.5 0 0
2005 7 1 19.5 7994 1 35 19.5 0 0
2005 8 3 3.957 7998 0 0 0 0
2005 9 4 40.166 8039 3 45 38.25 0 0
2005 10 3 74.211 8113 2 114 73 0 0
2005 11 4 27.84 8141 3 17 24.6 0 0
2005 12 5 91.111 8232 3 28 79 0 0
2005 Totals: 50 504 22 342 415 1 0 1
2006 0 3 85.2 8317 2 19 83 0 0
2006 1 10 154.089 8471 3 81 136.75 0 0
2006 2 1 1.03 8472 0 0 0 0
2006 3 4 127.68 8600 2 61 120.75 1 5 0
2006 4 3 85.9 8686 2 38 84.4 0 0
2006 5 6 160.188 8846 4 72 154 0 0
2006 6 2 20 8866 1 22 18 0 0
2006 7 5 136.695 9002 4 52 134 0 0
2006 8 2 3 9005 1 1 1 0 0
2006 9 1 2 9007 0 1 0 0
2006 10 2 10 9017 1 2 4 0 0
2006 11 5 29.6 9047 3 17 27.9 0 0
2006 12 3 32 9079 1 19 27 0 0
2006 Totals: 47 847 24 385 790 1 5 0
2007 0 2 1.26 9080 0 1 0 0
2007 1 4 32.085 9112 1 27 27 0 0
2007 2 6 115.6 9228 5 62 114.6 0 0
2007 3 5 113.7 9342 4 47 78.5 0 0
2007 4 3 10.558 9352 1 10 10.4 2 0 0
2007 5 4 40.606 9393 3 19 35.4 0 0
2007 7 7 76.2 9469 6 76 75.09 0 0
2007 8 3 18.9 9488 3 27 18.9 0 0
2007 9 4 54.422 9542 2 10 17 0 0
2007 10 5 114.425 9657 2 8 108 0 0
2007 11 5 19.3 9676 2 1 10.3 0 0
2007 12 6 48.5 9725 5 28 48.2 1 0 0
2007 Totals: 54 645 34 316 543 3 0 0
2008 0 3 5.1 9730 2 1 5.1 0 0
2008 1 1 3.9 9734 1 5 3.9 0 0
2008 2 4 26.32 9760 2 7 9.1 0 0
2008 3 10 386.7 10147 4 9 112.7 0 0
2008 4 6 154 10301 5 71 151 0 0
2008 6 6 154.7 10455 6 41 154.7 0 0
2008 7 8 78.1 10533 7 40 76.9 0 0
2008 8 4 20.863 10554 3 16 20.8 0 0
2008 9 2 68.2 10623 2 29 68.2 0 0
2008 10 6 139.8 10762 6 78 139.8 0 2
2008 11 4 70.824 10833 4 34 70.824 0 0
2008 12 5 178.15 11011 2 22 35 0 0
2008 Totals: 59 1286 44 353 848 0 0 2
2009 0 3 40.3 11052 3 20 40.3 0 0
2009 1 12 76.122 11128 9 40 72.5 0 2
2009 2 4 41.915 11170 3 20 40.9 0 0
2009 3 6 181.56 11351 4 104 172.9 0 0
2009 4 5 92.91 11444 4 40 92.05 0 0
2009 5 7 624.26 12068 5 261 619.8 0 1
2009 6 2 30.6 12099 1 3 4.6 0 0
2009 7 5 78.426 12177 2 58 71 0 0
2009 8 3 8.73 12186 1 75 2.7 0 0
2009 9 3 191.98 12378 2 63 181.98 0 0
2009 10 4 876.1 13254 3 7 872.9 0 0
2009 11 3 48.575 13303 2 42 47.8 0 0
2009 12 5 155.5 13458 4 51 152.5 0 0
2009 Totals: 62 2446 43 784 2371 0 0 3
2010 0 2 34.2 13492 2 20 34.2 0 0
2010 1 9 80.8 13573 9 35 80.8 0 2
2010 2 3 49.4 13623 3 22 49.4 0 0
2010 3 6 51.5 13674 5 18 50 0 0
2010 4 2 215 13889 2 3 215 0 0
2010 5 4 67.5 13957 1 56 62.5 0 0
2010 6 9 110.909 14068 6 96 106.35 1 0 0
2010 7 4 60.8 14128 3 31 58.8 0 0
2010 9 10 408.25 14537 5 119 331.25 0 0
2010 10 5 59.55 14596 3 34 58.55 0 0
2010 11 3 14.7 14611 2 6 14.5 1 0 2
2010 12 2 19.45 14630 2 9 19.45 0 0
2010 Totals: 59 1172 43 449 1080 2 0 4
2011 0 6 54.788 14685 3 19 45.7 2 3 1
2011 1 5 62.715 14748 4 23 62.2 1 0 0
2011 2 6 9.511 14757 3 5 3.9 0 0
2011 3 4 31.0643 14788 3 8 30.5 1 0 0
2011 4 7 49.76 14838 5 53 48.51 2 1 0
2011 5 8 17.608 14856 6 10 12.148 2 5 34
2011 6 7 189.3 15045 3 89 176.8 3 10 69
2011 7 43 122.96508 15168 0 72 42 116 266
2011 8 11 137.5 15306 6 45 81.8 4 22 30
2011 9 15 423.09 15729 6 91 339.3 6 16 12
2011 10 6 22.15 15751 0 1 5 19 117
2011 11 6 45.45 15796 4 31 44.05 0 0
2011 12 9 499.29 16296 6 212 479.29 3 20 99
2011 Totals: 133 1665 49 659 1324 71 216 629
2012 0 9 156.25 16452 3 36 79 5 17 31
2012 1 7 90.7 16542 5 30 79.7 2 11 21
2012 2 3 66.31 16609 2 25 48 0 0
2012 3 10 74.44 16683 4 5 4.18 4 10 43
2012 4 4 9.726 16693 1 1 0.5 1 5 40
2012 5 6 66.2 16759 3 22 60 1 1 0
2012 6 14 215.16 16974 8 93 201.9 5 9 0
2012 7 15 42.5 17017 0 7 14 40 113
2012 8 7 218.05 17235 4 106 197.15 2 18 0
2012 9 14 742.408 17977 12 224 740.878 1 0 0
2012 10 8 108.15 18085 8 226 108.15 0 0
2012 11 12 50.28 18136 9 23 38.48 3 11 76
2012 12 13 110.6 18246 5 64 75.2 4 21 68
2012 Totals: 122 1950 64 862 1633 42 148 393
2013 0 1 20 18266 0 6 1 20 67
2013 1 14 168.69 18435 9 51 155.5 3 9 50
2013 2 14 197.97 18633 8 19 39.89 5 24 28
2013 3 77 540.2 19173 23 110 298.5 52 240 895
2013 4 27 322.953 19496 11 63 207.55 16 115 438
2013 5 22 167.455 19664 7 23 71.48 11 88 444
2013 6 13 235.51 19899 6 93 96.8 6 38 153
2013 7 12 940.9 20840 9 136 933.2 2 6 10
2013 8 13 406.389 21246 5 14 305.889 8 100 543
2013 9 16 170.854 21417 10 85 150.43 5 18 12
2013 10 9 50.022 21467 5 16 42.38 3 4 0
2013 11 10 91.38 21559 5 17 57.38 4 32 133
2013 12 15 163.116 21722 6 39 69.037 7 90 405
2013 Totals: 243 3475 104 672 2428 123 788 3179
2014 0 1 0 21722 1 111 0 0 0
2014 1 15 170.692 21892 6 40 81.55 7 47 251
2014 2 21 210.4 22103 7 33 48.13 12 94 354
2014 3 101 717.85722 22821 10 10 11.838 86 676 1888
2014 4 24 163.259 22984 11 46 29.379 12 129 614
2014 5 13 159.04 23143 8 40 114.94 4 21 96
2014 6 20 1364.04 24507 9 109 1290.934 9 65 268
2014 7 24 401.521 24909 10 28 266.089 14 135 627
2014 8 17 78.195 24987 7 25 39.398 9 37 126
2014 9 32 470.928 25458 18 190 340.588 13 128 317
2014 10 17 508.474 25966 10 13 404.394 5 73 344
2014 11 28 686.818 26653 18 15 615.258 7 29 105
2014 12 38 1180.505 27833 20 30 1024.774 13 125 225
2014 Totals: 351 6111 135 690 4267 191 1563 5216
2015 0 1 7.15 27841 0 0 1 7 0
2015 1 15 101.74 27942 5 33 40.15 9 59 21
2015 2 18 151.81 28094 7 13 73.9 10 73 244
2015 3 184 2359.963 30454 9 38 70.495 171 2042 4905
2015 4 15 126.435 30581 8 19 25.865 5 75 353
2015 5 8 265.59 30846 2 73 241.5 5 16 13
2015 6 27 214.326 31060 13 48 108.183 13 103 342
2015 7 25 111.24 31172 13 13 17.46 7 39 25
2015 8 21 160.28 31332 10 35 53.3 9 37 41
2015 9 27 570.556 31903 16 19 539.856 11 30 6
2015 10 21 110.895 32013 5 19 2.48 14 107 239
2015 11 31 176.7382 32190 11 23 51.116 19 124 371
2015 12 87 454.6526 32645 13 43 84.98 64 343 819
2015 Totals: 480 4811 112 376 1309 338 3060 7381
2016 0 3 1.5 32646 2 2 0.5 1 1 0
2016 1 36 197.3874 32844 8 30 65.41 24 119 90
2016 2 28 257.4477 33101 7 46 80.1789 20 155 103
2016 3 134 949.1589 34050 3 10 1.7989 128 940 1391
2016 4 18 110.597 34161 4 24 4.929 11 64 105
2016 5 19 336.729 34498 8 27 168.299 11 168 690
2016 6 52 510.97 35009 11 69 179.56 35 319 496
2016 7 12 47.55 35056 8 21 32.83 2 9 25
2016 8 15 57.955 35114 6 18 20.5 6 31 30
2016 9 25 192.865 35307 16 101 159.265 5 23 30
2016 10 11 129.517 35437 4 40 102.3 5 23 35
2016 11 13 238.6584 35675 5 73 207.1 8 31 0
2016 12 29 515.85986 36191 10 73 375.30986 14 56 72
2016 Totals: 395 3546 92 534 1397 270 1946 3067
2017 1 16 140.7525 36332 11 43 114.26 5 26 1
2017 2 21 391.76 36724 10 117 311.6 11 80 75
2017 3 79 536.6 37260 13 47 140.1 64 387 246
2017 4 12 423.76 37684 3 51 352.5 8 51 65
2017 5 4 75.8 37760 3 25 69.8 1 6 0
2017 6 1 4.125 37764 0 0 1 4 0
2017 7 1 1.5 37765 0 0 0 0
2017 9 1 10 37775 0 0 1 10 45
2017 10 1 4.2 37780 0 0 1 4 0
2017 Totals: 136 1588 40 283 988 92 570 432
2019 4 1 2 37782 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: 3116 38421 38421 916 8244 20375 1139 8367 20298
Agreed / Building: 343 32249 70671 125 1694 23610 124 1486 3238
Proposed: 669 21712 92384 302 2466 15817 172 1377 3724
Total potential 4128 92382 92382 1343 12404 59803 1435 11230 27260
Refused below only shows a limited sample of refused schemes        
Refused: 228 7334 7334 166 516 6418.793 48 678 1296
Total Sites Listed 4356 99716 99716 1509 12920 66222 1483 11909 28557
Year Month Projects Capacity Ongoing Total   Month Total Sites Capacity Acres
    All renewable energy projects Turbines Solar

640 acres in a square mile therefore 31.7157031390816 square miles of solar panels so far

How many solar farms: 1139 Active (over 1MW) and 124 solar farms agreed or being built and a further 172 solar farms proposed.

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