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 43 1984.149 2024 7 52 93.059 23 198 271
0 Totals: 44 2024 7 52 93 24 198
1900 0 516 1105.0986 3129 2 17 0.513 0 2001
1900 Totals: 516 1105 2 17 0 0 0 2001
1909 1 1 19.5 3148 0 0 0 0
1909 Totals: 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 6 1 11 3159 0 0 0 0
1927 Totals: 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 6 1 84 3243 0 0 0 0
1929 Totals: 1 84 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 1 1 2.6 3246 0 0 0 0
1932 Totals: 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938 6 1 32 3278 0 0 0 0
1938 Totals: 1 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 6 2 175 3453 0 0 0 0
1950 Totals: 2 175 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 1 1 8 3461 0 0 0 0
1951 6 1 69 3530 0 0 0 0
1951 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 1 2 8.4 3538 0 0 0 0
1952 Totals: 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 4 1 15 3553 0 0 0 0
1954 Totals: 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 6 2 77.4 3631 0 0 0 0
1955 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 1 3 43 3674 0 0 0 0
1956 6 1 6 3680 0 0 0 0
1956 Totals: 4 49 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 1 1 5 3685 0 0 0 0
1957 Totals: 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 1 3 28.5 3713 0 0 0 0
1959 Totals: 3 28 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 1 1 6 3719 0 0 0 0
1961 Totals: 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 1 1 20 3739 0 0 0 0
1962 6 3 41.2 3780 0 0 0 0
1962 Totals: 4 61 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 6 1 38 3818 0 0 0 0
1963 Totals: 1 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 6 1 50 3868 0 0 0 0
1964 Totals: 1 50 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 6 1 440 4308 0 0 0 0
1966 Totals: 1 440 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 6 1 305 4613 0 0 0 0
1969 Totals: 1 305 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 1 1 55 4668 0 0 0 0
1974 Totals: 1 55 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 0 1 4.5 4673 0 0 0 0
1975 Totals: 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 1 1 6 4679 0 0 0 0
1984 6 1 1726 6405 0 0 0 0
1984 Totals: 2 1732 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 0 1 10 6415 0 0 0 0
1990 Totals: 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 1 1 4.5 6419 0 0 0 0
1992 6 1 30.9 6450 1 0 30.9 0 0
1992 7 1 12.7 6463 0 0 0 0
1992 11 1 7.2 6470 1 21 7.2 0 0
1992 12 2 11.85 6482 2 137 11.85 0 0
1992 Totals: 6 67 4 158 49 0 0 0
1993 0 1 2.3 6484 0 0 0 0
1993 1 2 4.55 6489 1 9 2.7 0 0
1993 4 1 6.8 6496 1 22 6.8 0 0
1993 7 1 2 6498 0 0 0
1993 8 1 9 6507 1 20 9 0 0
1993 9 1 4.8 6511 1 13 4.8 0 0
1993 11 2 20 6531 1 13 6.5 0 0
1993 12 1 35 6566 0 0 0 0
1993 Totals: 10 84 5 77 29 0 0
1994 7 1 9.9 6576 1 22 9.9 0 0
1994 12 2 10.5 6587 2 21 10.5 0 0
1994 Totals: 3 20 3 43 20 0 0 0
1995 0 1 0.575 6587 0 14 0 0
1995 3 1 5 6592 1 10 5 0 0
1995 4 2 5.179 6598 1 10 5 0 0
1995 5 1 4.5 6602 1 0 4.5 0 0
1995 6 1 1.778 6604 0 0 0 0
1995 10 1 2.874 6607 0 0 0 0
1995 12 1 0.076 6607 0 10 0 0
1995 Totals: 8 19 3 44 14 0 0 0
1996 1 5 18.036 6625 1 17 4.2 0 0
1996 3 1 33.6 6658 1 55 33.6 0 0
1996 5 3 9.354 6668 0 0 0 0
1996 6 1 1.175 6669 0 0 0 0
1996 7 3 11.132 6680 1 14 5.6 0 0
1996 8 2 4.242 6684 0 0 0 0
1996 9 2 30.84 6715 0 36 0 0
1996 10 3 24.01 6739 2 10 21.4 0 0
1996 11 1 21.6 6761 1 0 21.6 0 0
1996 12 1 0.5 6761 1 1 0.5 0 0
1996 Totals: 22 154 7 133 86 0 0 0
1997 0 2 12.6 6774 2 27 12.6 0 0
1997 1 4 7.39 6781 1 5 2.5 0 0
1997 2 1 4.5 6786 0 0 0 0
1997 5 1 2.95 6789 0 0 0 0
1997 6 1 0.9 6790 0 0 0 0
1997 10 1 20.4 6810 1 68 20.4 0 0
1997 11 1 0.575 6811 0 0 0 0
1997 12 1 2.376 6813 0 0 0 0
1997 Totals: 12 51 4 100 35 0 0 0
1998 0 1 9.5 6823 0 0 0 0
1998 1 6 30.02 6853 0 0 0 0
1998 2 1 1.422 6854 0 0 0 0
1998 3 1 1.75 6856 0 0 0 0
1998 4 1 1 6857 0 0 0 0
1998 5 2 21.178 6878 0 0 0 0
1998 7 1 2.47 6880 0 4 0 0
1998 8 1 0.5 6881 0 0 0 0
1998 9 1 0.6 6881 1 4 0.6 0 0
1998 10 3 12.52 6894 0 0 0 0
1998 11 3 6.902 6901 1 0 1 0 0
1998 Totals: 21 87 2 8 1 0 0 0
1999 1 4 8.493 6909 0 0 0 0
1999 3 2 4.655 6914 0 0 0 0
1999 4 2 5.4 6919 1 6 3.6 0 0
1999 5 1 8.4 6928 1 14 8.4 0 0
1999 6 2 43.375 6971 0 0 0 1998
1999 7 2 7.4 6979 1 7 4.62 0 0
1999 8 1 1.47 6980 1 0 1.47 0 0
1999 9 2 4.906 6985 0 0 0 0
1999 10 1 1.5 6986 1 1 1.5 0 0
1999 11 2 1.43 6988 0 0 0 0
1999 12 3 9.805 6998 2 11 8.145 0 0
1999 Totals: 22 96 7 39 27 0 0 1998
2000 0 2 1.06 6999 0 0 0 0
2000 1 10 22.677 7021 2 26 9.9 0 0
2000 2 2 3.521 7025 0 0 0 0
2000 3 4 19.92 7045 1 7 4.62 0 0
2000 4 3 5.995 7051 0 0 0 0
2000 5 1 1.8 7053 1 3 1.8 0 0
2000 6 4 13.68 7066 1 2 4 0 0
2000 7 2 5.38 7072 1 27 1.5 0 0
2000 8 1 0.96 7073 0 0 0 0
2000 9 1 6.5 7079 1 5 6.5 0 0
2000 10 1 0.988 7080 0 0 0 0
2000 11 2 3.852 7084 1 21 1.3 0 0
2000 12 2 41.68 7126 1 3 3.68 0 0
2000 Totals: 35 128 9 94 33 0 0 0
2001 1 10 18.18 7144 1 0 0.6 0 0
2001 2 1 4.651 7149 1 1 4.651 0 0
2001 3 2 3.2 7152 1 1 0.6 0 0
2001 4 2 3.157 7155 0 0 0 0
2001 7 2 4.384 7159 0 0 0 0
2001 8 1 9.791 7169 1 16 9.791 0 0
2001 11 1 8.4 7177 1 4 8.4 0 0
2001 12 5 23.25 7201 4 63 22.35 0 0
2001 Totals: 24 75 9 85 46 0 0 0
2002 0 1 0.5 7201 0 0 0 0
2002 1 6 42.757 7244 2 30 40.3 0 0
2002 2 1 3.2 7247 0 0 0 0
2002 3 3 19.6 7267 1 18 15.3 0 0
2002 5 2 4.75 7272 1 2 2.75 0 0
2002 6 2 5.848 7277 0 0 0 0
2002 7 4 7.105 7284 2 5 5.1 0 0
2002 8 1 2.113 7287 0 0 0 0
2002 9 3 35.475 7322 1 0 30 0 0
2002 10 2 3.24 7325 1 0 0.9 0 0
2002 11 2 4.472 7330 0 0 0 0
2002 12 2 20.9 7351 1 23 18.7 0 0
2002 Totals: 29 149 9 78 113 0 0 0
2003 1 9 11.879 7363 0 5 0 0
2003 2 4 16.6 7379 0 0 0 0
2003 3 3 2.832 7382 0 2 1 0 0
2003 4 2 28.41 7410 1 29 26 0 0
2003 5 2 2.1 7413 1 0 1.2 0 0
2003 6 3 23.615 7436 0 0 0 0
2003 7 3 4.432 7441 2 1 2.432 0 0
2003 8 3 4.898 7445 0 0 0 0
2003 9 3 6.594 7452 1 1 0.225 0 0
2003 11 1 0.904 7453 0 0 0 0
2003 12 4 72.85 7526 2 34 67.82 0 0
2003 Totals: 37 175 7 72 97 1 0 0
2004 0 1 3.2 7529 0 0 0 0
2004 1 8 13.49 7542 0 0 0 0
2004 2 4 37.23 7580 2 25 33.35 0 0
2004 4 3 14.689 7594 1 2 5.9 0 0
2004 5 2 7.9 7602 1 29 5.5 0 0
2004 6 1 1.91 7604 0 0 0 0
2004 7 3 32.868 7637 1 35 29.75 0 0
2004 8 4 6.3325 7643 1 2 0.4925 0 0
2004 9 2 16.5 7660 1 2 5.5 0 0
2004 10 1 1.15 7661 0 0 0 0
2004 11 2 50.8 7712 1 29 48 0 0
2004 12 6 97.6 7809 3 38 66.8 0 0
2004 Totals: 37 283 11 162 195 0 0 0
2005 0 1 0.26 7810 0 0 1 0 0
2005 1 7 9.335 7819 0 1 0 0
2005 2 8 29.839 7849 3 3 1.89 0 0
2005 3 5 47.7 7897 3 24 33.5 0 0
2005 4 2 6.272 7903 0 0 0 0
2005 5 2 68 7971 2 23 68 0 1
2005 6 2 61.2 8032 1 39 58.5 0 0
2005 7 1 19.5 8052 1 35 19.5 0 0
2005 8 3 3.957 8056 0 0 0 0
2005 9 2 23.166 8079 1 25 21.25 0 0
2005 10 2 14.211 8093 1 45 13 0 0
2005 11 4 27.84 8121 3 17 24.6 0 0
2005 12 5 91.111 8212 3 28 79 0 0
2005 Totals: 44 402 18 240 319 1 0 1
2006 0 1 2.2 8214 0 0 0 0
2006 1 9 128.789 8343 2 70 111.45 0 0
2006 2 1 1.03 8344 0 0 0 0
2006 3 3 125.75 8470 2 61 120.75 1 5 0
2006 4 3 85.9 8556 2 38 84.4 0 0
2006 5 5 118.188 8674 3 51 112 0 0
2006 6 2 20 8694 1 22 18 0 0
2006 7 5 136.695 8830 4 52 134 0 0
2006 8 1 2 8832 0 0 0 0
2006 9 1 2 8834 0 1 0 0
2006 10 2 10 8844 1 2 4 0 0
2006 11 5 29.6 8874 3 17 27.9 0 0
2006 12 2 5 8879 0 1 0 0
2006 Totals: 40 667 18 315 612 1 5 0
2007 0 2 1.26 8880 0 1 0 0
2007 1 3 5.085 8885 0 0 0 0
2007 2 5 87 8972 4 62 86 0 0
2007 3 3 30.5 9003 3 19 30.5 0 0
2007 4 3 10.558 9013 1 7 10.4 2 0 0
2007 5 4 40.606 9054 3 19 35.4 0 0
2007 7 6 43.96 9098 5 43 42.85 0 0
2007 8 3 18.9 9117 3 27 18.9 0 0
2007 9 4 54.422 9171 2 10 17 0 0
2007 10 4 112.425 9284 2 8 108 0 0
2007 11 4 16.3 9300 2 1 10.3 0 0
2007 12 5 45.8 9346 4 25 45.5 1 0 0
2007 Totals: 46 466 29 222 404 3 0 0
2008 0 2 0.5 9346 1 1 0.5 0 0
2008 1 1 3.9 9350 1 3 3.9 0 0
2008 2 2 9.1 9359 2 7 9.1 0 0
2008 3 8 278.7 9638 4 9 112.7 0 0
2008 4 5 124 9762 4 60 121 0 0
2008 6 4 107.9 9870 4 20 107.9 0 0
2008 7 5 10.7 9881 4 8 9.5 0 0
2008 8 3 6.863 9887 2 8 6.8 0 0
2008 9 2 68.2 9956 2 29 68.2 0 0
2008 10 5 99.8 10055 5 49 99.8 0 2
2008 11 3 57.024 10113 3 28 57.024 0 0
2008 12 5 178.15 10291 2 22 35 0 0
2008 Totals: 45 944 34 244 631 0 0 2
2009 0 1 38 10329 1 19 38 0 0
2009 1 11 66.922 10396 8 36 63.3 0 2
2009 2 3 41.015 10437 2 16 40 0 0
2009 3 4 147.1 10584 3 82 140.4 0 0
2009 4 5 92.91 10677 4 40 92.05 0 0
2009 5 7 624.26 11301 5 252 619.8 0 1
2009 6 1 4.6 11305 1 3 4.6 0 0
2009 7 3 22.026 11328 1 12 16 0 0
2009 8 2 6.03 11334 0 75 0 0
2009 9 2 190 11524 1 60 180 0 0
2009 10 3 804.1 12328 2 1 800.9 0 0
2009 11 3 48.575 12376 2 42 47.8 0 0
2009 12 4 98.5 12475 3 32 95.5 0 0
2009 Totals: 49 2184 33 670 2138 0 0 3
2010 0 2 34.2 12509 2 20 34.2 0 0
2010 1 7 53.3 12562 7 30 53.3 0 2
2010 2 2 20.9 12583 2 3 20.9 0 0
2010 3 6 51.5 12635 5 18 50 0 0
2010 4 2 215 12850 2 3 215 0 0
2010 5 1 62.5 12912 1 56 62.5 0 0
2010 6 8 109.909 13022 6 96 106.35 1 0 0
2010 7 3 58.8 13081 3 31 58.8 0 0
2010 9 7 363.35 13444 5 119 331.25 0 0
2010 10 4 58.55 13503 3 34 58.55 0 0
2010 11 3 14.7 13517 2 6 14.5 1 0 2
2010 12 2 19.45 13537 2 9 19.45 0 0
2010 Totals: 47 1062 40 425 1024 2 0 4
2011 0 3 9.088 13546 0 1 2 3 1
2011 1 4 21.315 13567 3 11 20.8 1 0 0
2011 2 5 8.111 13575 3 5 3.9 0 0
2011 3 4 31.0643 13606 3 8 30.5 1 0 0
2011 4 7 49.76 13656 5 53 48.51 2 1 0
2011 5 8 17.608 13674 6 10 12.148 2 5 34
2011 6 7 189.3 13863 3 89 176.8 3 10 69
2011 7 40 125.53908 13989 1 72 9.18 38 110 326
2011 8 10 104 14093 6 45 81.8 4 22 30
2011 9 15 423.09 14516 6 91 339.3 6 16 12
2011 10 6 22.15 14538 0 1 5 19 117
2011 11 5 44.45 14582 4 31 44.05 0 0
2011 12 9 168.09 14750 6 212 148.09 3 20 99
2011 Totals: 123 1213 46 629 915 67 209 689
2012 0 7 113.5 14864 2 20 36.5 4 17 30
2012 1 7 90.7 14955 5 30 79.7 2 11 21
2012 2 3 66.31 15021 2 25 48 0 0
2012 3 9 56.44 15077 4 5 4.18 4 10 43
2012 4 2 5.5 15083 1 1 0.5 1 5 40
2012 5 5 64 15147 3 22 60 1 1 0
2012 6 14 216.26 15363 9 93 206.5 5 9 0
2012 7 14 40.4 15404 0 7 14 40 113
2012 8 6 216.05 15620 4 106 197.15 2 18 0
2012 9 14 742.408 16362 12 224 740.878 1 0 0
2012 10 9 115.65 16478 9 226 115.65 0 0
2012 11 12 50.28 16528 9 23 38.48 3 11 76
2012 12 12 109.1 16637 5 64 75.2 4 21 68
2012 Totals: 114 1886 65 846 1602 41 148 392
2013 0 1 20 16657 0 3 1 20 67
2013 1 13 167.89 16825 9 51 155.5 3 9 50
2013 2 14 197.97 17023 8 19 39.89 5 24 28
2013 3 77 540.2 17563 23 110 298.5 52 240 895
2013 4 27 322.953 17886 11 63 207.55 16 115 438
2013 5 22 167.455 18053 7 23 71.48 11 88 444
2013 6 13 235.51 18289 6 93 96.8 6 38 153
2013 7 12 940.9 19230 9 136 933.2 2 6 10
2013 8 13 406.389 19636 5 14 305.889 8 100 543
2013 9 16 170.854 19807 10 85 150.43 5 18 12
2013 10 9 50.022 19857 5 16 42.38 3 4 0
2013 11 9 89.38 19947 5 17 57.38 4 32 133
2013 12 14 161.616 20108 6 39 69.037 7 90 405
2013 Totals: 240 3471 104 669 2428 123 788 3179
2014 1 13 128.792 20237 6 40 81.55 7 47 251
2014 2 20 201.05 20438 6 24 38.78 12 94 354
2014 3 98 699.85722 21138 9 9 4.838 86 671 1888
2014 4 23 161.259 21299 11 46 29.379 11 127 602
2014 5 13 159.04 21458 8 40 114.94 4 21 96
2014 6 20 1364.04 22822 9 114 1290.934 9 65 268
2014 7 24 401.521 23224 10 28 266.089 14 135 627
2014 8 16 77.195 23301 7 25 39.398 9 37 126
2014 9 29 436.328 23737 16 190 308.288 13 128 317
2014 10 15 489.474 24227 9 11 403.394 5 73 344
2014 11 27 685.218 24912 18 15 615.258 7 29 105
2014 12 33 1169.705 26082 19 25 1024.274 13 125 225
2014 Totals: 331 5973 128 567 4217 190 1556 5204
2015 0 1 7.15 26089 0 0 1 7 0
2015 1 14 99.74 26189 5 33 40.15 9 59 21
2015 2 17 103.81 26292 6 12 25.9 10 73 244
2015 3 172 2209.733 28502 9 38 70.495 161 1912 4771
2015 4 15 124.825 28627 8 19 24.255 5 75 353
2015 5 8 265.59 28892 2 73 241.5 5 16 13
2015 6 25 212.426 29105 12 47 107.183 12 102 342
2015 7 20 50.99 29156 13 13 17.46 6 29 25
2015 8 21 164.28 29320 10 35 53.3 10 42 41
2015 9 26 570.056 29890 15 18 539.356 11 30 6
2015 10 20 110.145 30000 5 19 2.48 14 107 239
2015 11 30 175.5382 30176 11 23 51.116 19 124 371
2015 12 79 408.7526 30585 12 43 60.98 62 331 759
2015 Totals: 448 4503 108 373 1234 325 2912 7187
2016 0 2 1 30586 1 2 0 1 1 0
2016 1 31 181.0974 30767 8 30 65.41 21 105 90
2016 2 28 257.3477 31024 7 46 80.1789 20 155 103
2016 3 132 970.1089 31994 4 10 27.7989 127 939 1345
2016 4 17 108.597 32103 3 24 2.929 11 64 105
2016 5 19 323.729 32427 7 21 150.299 12 173 690
2016 6 49 498.17 32925 11 69 179.56 34 309 448
2016 7 11 45.75 32970 8 21 32.83 2 9 25
2016 8 12 51.955 33022 6 18 20.5 6 31 30
2016 9 17 74.165 33097 15 46 64.265 2 9 0
2016 10 7 93.617 33190 2 31 69.7 5 23 35
2016 11 5 87.9384 33278 1 23 69 4 18 0
2016 12 7 294.1 33572 3 17 250.2 3 11 60
2016 Totals: 337 2987 76 358 1012 248 1854 2931
2017 1 3 15.5 33588 2 1 14.5 1 1 0
2017 4 1 256 33844 1 32 256 0 0
2017 6 1 4.125 33848 0 0 1 4 0
2017 Totals: 5 275 3 33 270 2 5 0
2019 4 1 2 33850 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: 2794 34626 34626 791 6978 17657 1028 7721 19794
Agreed / Building: 385 32843 67469 144 1857 24022 149 1643 3306
Proposed: 685 21023 88493 302 2198 15086 190 1561 3917
Total potential 3864 88492 88492 1237 11033 56766 1367 10926 27018
Refused below only shows a limited sample of refused schemes        
Refused: 227 7359 7359 167 521 6483.293 48 678 1296
Total Sites Listed 4091 95851 95851 1404 11554 63249 1415 11605 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: 1028 Active (over 1MW) and 149 solar farms agreed or being built and a further 190 solar farms proposed.

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