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 45 1996.269 2036 7 53 93.059 24 206 271
0 Totals: 46 2036 7 53 93 25 206
1900 0 516 1105.0986 3141 2 17 0.513 0 2001
1900 Totals: 516 1105 2 17 0 0 0 2001
1909 1 1 19.5 3160 0 0 0 0
1909 Totals: 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 6 1 11 3171 0 0 0 0
1927 Totals: 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 6 1 84 3255 0 0 0 0
1929 Totals: 1 84 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 1 1 2.6 3258 0 0 0 0
1932 Totals: 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938 6 1 32 3290 0 0 0 0
1938 Totals: 1 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 6 2 175 3465 0 0 0 0
1950 Totals: 2 175 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 1 1 8 3473 0 0 0 0
1951 6 1 69 3542 0 0 0 0
1951 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 1 4 12.7 3555 0 0 0 0
1952 Totals: 4 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 4 1 15 3570 0 0 0 0
1954 Totals: 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 6 2 77.4 3647 0 0 0 0
1955 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 1 4 45 3692 0 0 0 0
1956 6 1 6 3698 0 0 0 0
1956 Totals: 5 51 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 1 1 5 3703 0 0 0 0
1957 Totals: 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 1 2 8 3711 0 0 0 0
1958 Totals: 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 1 6 38 3749 0 0 0 0
1959 Totals: 6 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 1 2 9 3758 0 0 0 0
1961 Totals: 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 1 2 22 3780 0 0 0 0
1962 6 3 41.2 3821 0 0 0 0
1962 Totals: 5 63 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 6 1 38 3859 0 0 0 0
1963 Totals: 1 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 6 1 50 3909 0 0 0 0
1964 Totals: 1 50 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 6 1 440 4349 0 0 0 0
1966 Totals: 1 440 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 6 1 305 4654 0 0 0 0
1969 Totals: 1 305 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 1 1 55 4709 0 0 0 0
1974 Totals: 1 55 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 0 1 4.5 4714 0 0 0 0
1975 Totals: 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 1 1 4 4718 0 0 0 0
1980 Totals: 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 1 1 6 4724 0 0 0 0
1984 6 1 1726 6450 0 0 0 0
1984 Totals: 2 1732 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 0 1 10 6460 0 0 0 0
1990 Totals: 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 1 1 4.5 6464 0 0 0 0
1992 6 1 30.9 6495 1 0 30.9 0 0
1992 7 1 12.7 6508 0 0 0 0
1992 11 1 7.2 6515 1 21 7.2 0 0
1992 12 2 11.85 6527 2 137 11.85 0 0
1992 Totals: 6 67 4 158 49 0 0 0
1993 0 1 2.3 6529 0 0 0 0
1993 1 2 4.55 6534 1 9 2.7 0 0
1993 4 1 6.8 6541 1 22 6.8 0 0
1993 7 1 2 6543 0 0 0
1993 8 1 9 6552 1 20 9 0 0
1993 9 1 4.8 6556 1 13 4.8 0 0
1993 11 2 20 6576 1 13 6.5 0 0
1993 12 1 35 6611 0 0 0 0
1993 Totals: 10 84 5 77 29 0 0
1994 1 1 4.5 6616 0 0 0 0
1994 7 1 9.9 6626 1 22 9.9 0 0
1994 12 2 10.5 6636 2 21 10.5 0 0
1994 Totals: 4 24 3 43 20 0 0 0
1995 0 1 0.575 6637 0 14 0 0
1995 3 1 5 6642 1 10 5 0 0
1995 4 2 5.179 6647 1 10 5 0 0
1995 5 1 4.5 6652 1 0 4.5 0 0
1995 6 1 1.778 6653 0 0 0 0
1995 10 1 2.874 6656 0 0 0 0
1995 12 1 0.076 6656 0 10 0 0
1995 Totals: 8 19 3 44 14 0 0 0
1996 1 5 18.036 6674 1 17 4.2 0 0
1996 3 1 33.6 6708 1 55 33.6 0 0
1996 5 3 9.354 6717 0 0 0 0
1996 6 1 1.175 6718 0 0 0 0
1996 7 3 11.132 6730 1 14 5.6 0 0
1996 8 2 4.242 6734 0 0 0 0
1996 9 2 30.84 6765 0 36 0 0
1996 10 3 24.01 6789 2 10 21.4 0 0
1996 11 1 21.6 6810 1 0 21.6 0 0
1996 12 1 0.5 6811 1 1 0.5 0 0
1996 Totals: 22 154 7 133 86 0 0 0
1997 0 2 12.6 6823 2 27 12.6 0 0
1997 1 4 7.39 6831 1 5 2.5 0 0
1997 2 1 4.5 6835 0 0 0 0
1997 5 2 4.05 6839 0 0 0 0
1997 6 1 0.9 6840 0 0 0 0
1997 10 1 20.4 6861 1 68 20.4 0 0
1997 11 1 0.575 6861 0 0 0 0
1997 12 1 2.376 6864 0 0 0 0
1997 Totals: 13 52 4 100 35 0 0 0
1998 0 1 9.5 6873 0 0 0 0
1998 1 6 30.02 6903 0 0 0 0
1998 2 1 1.422 6904 0 0 0 0
1998 3 1 1.75 6906 0 0 0 0
1998 4 1 1 6907 0 0 0 0
1998 5 2 21.178 6928 0 0 0 0
1998 7 1 2.47 6931 0 4 0 0
1998 8 1 0.5 6931 0 0 0 0
1998 9 1 0.6 6932 1 4 0.6 0 0
1998 10 3 12.52 6944 0 0 0 0
1998 11 3 6.902 6951 1 0 1 0 0
1998 Totals: 21 87 2 8 1 0 0 0
1999 1 4 8.493 6960 0 0 0 0
1999 3 2 4.655 6965 0 0 0 0
1999 4 2 5.4 6970 1 6 3.6 0 0
1999 5 1 8.4 6978 1 14 8.4 0 0
1999 6 2 43.375 7022 0 0 0 1998
1999 7 2 7.4 7029 1 7 4.62 0 0
1999 8 1 1.47 7031 1 0 1.47 0 0
1999 9 2 4.906 7035 0 0 0 0
1999 10 1 1.5 7037 1 1 1.5 0 0
1999 11 2 1.43 7038 0 0 0 0
1999 12 3 9.805 7048 2 11 8.145 0 0
1999 Totals: 22 96 7 39 27 0 0 1998
2000 0 2 1.06 7049 0 0 0 0
2000 1 10 22.677 7072 2 26 9.9 0 0
2000 2 2 3.521 7075 0 0 0 0
2000 3 4 19.92 7095 1 7 4.62 0 0
2000 4 3 5.995 7101 0 0 0 0
2000 5 1 1.8 7103 1 3 1.8 0 0
2000 6 4 13.68 7117 1 2 4 0 0
2000 7 2 5.38 7122 1 27 1.5 0 0
2000 8 1 0.96 7123 0 0 0 0
2000 9 1 6.5 7130 1 5 6.5 0 0
2000 10 1 0.988 7131 0 0 0 0
2000 11 2 3.852 7135 1 21 1.3 0 0
2000 12 3 57.68 7192 1 3 3.68 0 0
2000 Totals: 36 144 9 94 33 0 0 0
2001 1 10 18.18 7210 1 0 0.6 0 0
2001 2 1 4.651 7215 1 1 4.651 0 0
2001 3 2 3.2 7218 1 1 0.6 0 0
2001 4 2 3.157 7221 0 0 0 0
2001 7 2 4.384 7226 0 0 0 0
2001 8 1 9.791 7236 1 16 9.791 0 0
2001 11 1 8.4 7244 1 4 8.4 0 0
2001 12 5 23.25 7267 4 63 22.35 0 0
2001 Totals: 24 75 9 85 46 0 0 0
2002 0 1 0.5 7268 0 0 0 0
2002 1 6 42.757 7311 2 30 40.3 0 0
2002 2 1 3.2 7314 0 0 0 0
2002 3 3 19.6 7333 1 18 15.3 0 0
2002 5 2 4.75 7338 1 2 2.75 0 0
2002 6 2 5.848 7344 0 0 0 0
2002 7 4 7.105 7351 2 5 5.1 0 0
2002 8 1 2.113 7353 0 0 0 0
2002 9 3 35.475 7389 1 0 30 0 0
2002 10 2 3.24 7392 1 0 0.9 0 0
2002 11 2 4.472 7396 0 0 0 0
2002 12 2 20.9 7417 1 23 18.7 0 0
2002 Totals: 29 149 9 78 113 0 0 0
2003 1 9 11.879 7429 0 5 0 0
2003 2 4 16.6 7446 0 0 0 0
2003 3 3 2.832 7449 0 2 1 0 0
2003 4 2 28.41 7477 1 29 26 0 0
2003 5 2 2.1 7479 1 0 1.2 0 0
2003 6 3 23.615 7503 0 0 0 0
2003 7 3 4.432 7507 2 1 2.432 0 0
2003 8 3 4.898 7512 0 0 0 0
2003 9 3 6.594 7519 1 1 0.225 0 0
2003 11 1 0.904 7519 0 0 0 0
2003 12 4 72.85 7592 2 34 67.82 0 0
2003 Totals: 37 175 7 72 97 1 0 0
2004 0 1 3.2 7596 0 0 0 0
2004 1 8 13.49 7609 0 0 0 0
2004 2 4 37.23 7646 2 25 33.35 0 0
2004 4 3 14.689 7661 1 2 5.9 0 0
2004 5 2 7.9 7669 1 29 5.5 0 0
2004 6 1 1.91 7671 0 0 0 0
2004 7 3 32.868 7704 1 35 29.75 0 0
2004 8 4 6.3325 7710 1 2 0.4925 0 0
2004 9 2 16.5 7726 1 2 5.5 0 0
2004 10 1 1.15 7728 0 0 0 0
2004 11 2 50.8 7778 1 29 48 0 0
2004 12 6 97.6 7876 3 38 66.8 0 0
2004 Totals: 37 283 11 162 195 0 0 0
2005 0 1 0.26 7876 0 0 1 0 0
2005 1 7 9.335 7886 0 1 0 0
2005 2 8 29.839 7915 3 3 1.89 0 0
2005 3 6 49.7 7965 3 24 33.5 0 0
2005 4 2 6.272 7971 0 0 0 0
2005 5 3 71.5 8043 2 23 68 0 1
2005 6 2 61.2 8104 1 39 58.5 0 0
2005 7 1 19.5 8124 1 35 19.5 0 0
2005 8 3 3.957 8128 0 0 0 0
2005 9 2 23.166 8151 1 25 21.25 0 0
2005 10 2 14.211 8165 1 45 13 0 0
2005 11 4 27.84 8193 3 17 24.6 0 0
2005 12 5 91.111 8284 3 28 79 0 0
2005 Totals: 46 407 18 240 319 1 0 1
2006 0 1 2.2 8286 0 0 0 0
2006 1 9 128.789 8415 2 70 111.45 0 0
2006 2 1 1.03 8416 0 0 0 0
2006 3 3 125.75 8542 2 61 120.75 1 5 0
2006 4 3 85.9 8628 2 38 84.4 0 0
2006 5 5 118.188 8746 3 51 112 0 0
2006 6 2 20 8766 1 22 18 0 0
2006 7 5 136.695 8902 4 52 134 0 0
2006 8 2 3 8905 1 1 1 0 0
2006 9 1 2 8907 0 1 0 0
2006 10 2 10 8917 1 2 4 0 0
2006 11 5 29.6 8947 3 17 27.9 0 0
2006 12 2 5 8952 0 1 0 0
2006 Totals: 41 668 19 316 613 1 5 0
2007 0 2 1.26 8953 0 1 0 0
2007 1 3 5.085 8958 0 0 0 0
2007 2 5 87 9045 4 62 86 0 0
2007 3 4 65.7 9111 3 19 30.5 0 0
2007 4 3 10.558 9122 1 7 10.4 2 0 0
2007 5 4 40.606 9162 3 19 35.4 0 0
2007 7 6 43.96 9206 5 43 42.85 0 0
2007 8 3 18.9 9225 3 27 18.9 0 0
2007 9 4 54.422 9280 2 10 17 0 0
2007 10 5 114.425 9394 2 8 108 0 0
2007 11 5 19.3 9413 2 1 10.3 0 0
2007 12 5 45.8 9459 4 25 45.5 1 0 0
2007 Totals: 49 507 29 222 404 3 0 0
2008 0 2 0.5 9460 1 1 0.5 0 0
2008 1 1 3.9 9463 1 3 3.9 0 0
2008 2 3 24.1 9488 2 7 9.1 0 0
2008 3 9 325.7 9813 4 9 112.7 0 0
2008 4 5 124 9937 4 60 121 0 0
2008 6 4 107.9 10045 4 20 107.9 0 0
2008 7 5 10.7 10056 4 8 9.5 0 0
2008 8 3 6.863 10063 2 8 6.8 0 0
2008 9 2 68.2 10131 2 29 68.2 0 0
2008 10 5 99.8 10231 5 49 99.8 0 2
2008 11 3 57.024 10288 3 28 57.024 0 0
2008 12 5 178.15 10466 2 22 35 0 0
2008 Totals: 47 1006 34 244 631 0 0 2
2009 0 1 38 10504 1 19 38 0 0
2009 1 11 66.922 10571 8 36 63.3 0 2
2009 2 3 41.015 10612 2 16 40 0 0
2009 3 5 149.06 10761 3 82 140.4 0 0
2009 4 5 92.91 10854 4 40 92.05 0 0
2009 5 7 624.26 11478 5 252 619.8 0 1
2009 6 2 30.6 11509 1 3 4.6 0 0
2009 7 4 23.426 11532 1 12 16 0 0
2009 8 2 6.03 11538 0 75 0 0
2009 9 2 190 11728 1 60 180 0 0
2009 10 3 804.1 12532 2 1 800.9 0 0
2009 11 3 48.575 12581 2 42 47.8 0 0
2009 12 4 98.5 12679 3 32 95.5 0 0
2009 Totals: 52 2213 33 670 2138 0 0 3
2010 0 2 34.2 12713 2 20 34.2 0 0
2010 1 7 53.3 12767 7 30 53.3 0 2
2010 2 2 20.9 12788 2 3 20.9 0 0
2010 3 6 51.5 12839 5 18 50 0 0
2010 4 2 215 13054 2 3 215 0 0
2010 5 3 66.5 13121 1 56 62.5 0 0
2010 6 8 109.909 13231 6 96 106.35 1 0 0
2010 7 4 60.8 13291 3 31 58.8 0 0
2010 9 10 408.25 13700 5 119 331.25 0 0
2010 10 5 59.55 13759 3 34 58.55 0 0
2010 11 3 14.7 13774 2 6 14.5 1 0 2
2010 12 2 19.45 13793 2 9 19.45 0 0
2010 Totals: 54 1114 40 425 1024 2 0 4
2011 0 3 9.088 13802 0 1 2 3 1
2011 1 4 21.315 13824 3 11 20.8 1 0 0
2011 2 6 9.511 13833 3 5 3.9 0 0
2011 3 4 31.0643 13864 3 8 30.5 1 0 0
2011 4 7 49.76 13914 5 53 48.51 2 1 0
2011 5 8 17.608 13932 6 10 12.148 2 5 34
2011 6 7 189.3 14121 3 89 176.8 3 10 69
2011 7 40 125.53908 14247 1 72 9.18 38 110 326
2011 8 10 104 14351 6 45 81.8 4 22 30
2011 9 15 423.09 14774 6 91 339.3 6 16 12
2011 10 6 22.15 14796 0 1 5 19 117
2011 11 6 45.45 14841 4 31 44.05 0 0
2011 12 9 168.09 15009 6 212 148.09 3 20 99
2011 Totals: 125 1215 46 629 915 67 209 689
2012 0 7 113.5 15123 2 20 36.5 4 17 30
2012 1 7 90.7 15214 5 30 79.7 2 11 21
2012 2 3 66.31 15280 2 25 48 0 0
2012 3 10 74.44 15354 4 5 4.18 4 10 43
2012 4 3 7.6 15362 1 1 0.5 1 5 40
2012 5 6 66.2 15428 3 22 60 1 1 0
2012 6 14 216.26 15644 9 93 206.5 5 9 0
2012 7 15 42.5 15687 0 7 14 40 113
2012 8 7 218.05 15905 4 106 197.15 2 18 0
2012 9 14 742.408 16647 12 224 740.878 1 0 0
2012 10 8 108.15 16755 8 226 108.15 0 0
2012 11 12 50.28 16806 9 23 38.48 3 11 76
2012 12 13 110.6 16916 5 64 75.2 4 21 68
2012 Totals: 119 1906 64 846 1595 41 148 392
2013 0 1 20 16936 0 3 1 20 67
2013 1 14 168.69 17105 9 51 155.5 3 9 50
2013 2 14 197.97 17303 8 19 39.89 5 24 28
2013 3 77 540.2 17843 23 110 298.5 52 240 895
2013 4 27 322.953 18166 11 63 207.55 16 115 438
2013 5 22 167.455 18334 7 23 71.48 11 88 444
2013 6 13 235.51 18569 6 93 96.8 6 38 153
2013 7 12 940.9 19510 9 136 933.2 2 6 10
2013 8 13 406.389 19916 5 14 305.889 8 100 543
2013 9 16 170.854 20087 10 85 150.43 5 18 12
2013 10 9 50.022 20137 5 16 42.38 3 4 0
2013 11 9 89.38 20227 5 17 57.38 4 32 133
2013 12 14 161.616 20388 6 39 69.037 7 90 405
2013 Totals: 241 3471 104 669 2428 123 788 3179
2014 1 14 130.692 20519 6 40 81.55 7 47 251
2014 2 20 201.05 20720 6 24 38.78 12 94 354
2014 3 100 713.35722 21433 10 10 11.838 86 676 1888
2014 4 23 161.259 21595 11 46 29.379 11 127 602
2014 5 13 159.04 21754 8 40 114.94 4 21 96
2014 6 20 1364.04 23118 9 114 1290.934 9 65 268
2014 7 24 401.521 23519 10 28 266.089 14 135 627
2014 8 16 77.195 23596 7 25 39.398 9 37 126
2014 9 29 436.328 24033 16 190 308.288 13 128 317
2014 10 17 508.474 24541 10 13 404.394 5 73 344
2014 11 27 685.218 25226 18 15 615.258 7 29 105
2014 12 36 1177.805 26404 19 25 1024.274 13 125 225
2014 Totals: 339 6015 130 570 4225 190 1561 5204
2015 0 1 7.15 26411 0 0 1 7 0
2015 1 15 101.74 26513 5 33 40.15 9 59 21
2015 2 17 103.81 26617 6 12 25.9 10 73 244
2015 3 174 2243.733 28861 9 38 70.495 162 1927 4771
2015 4 14 124.035 28985 7 19 23.465 5 75 353
2015 5 8 265.59 29250 2 73 241.5 5 16 13
2015 6 26 213.426 29464 13 48 108.183 12 102 342
2015 7 23 100.79 29565 13 13 17.46 6 29 25
2015 8 22 165.28 29730 10 35 53.3 10 42 41
2015 9 27 570.556 30300 16 19 539.856 11 30 6
2015 10 21 110.895 30411 5 19 2.48 14 107 239
2015 11 31 176.7382 30588 11 23 51.116 19 124 371
2015 12 82 413.4526 31001 12 43 60.98 62 331 759
2015 Totals: 461 4597 109 375 1234 326 2927 7187
2016 0 2 1 31002 1 2 0 1 1 0
2016 1 32 182.1974 31185 8 30 65.41 21 105 90
2016 2 27 252.4477 31437 7 46 80.1789 19 150 103
2016 3 133 971.1089 32408 4 10 27.7989 128 940 1345
2016 4 18 110.597 32519 4 24 4.929 11 64 105
2016 5 19 323.729 32843 7 21 150.299 12 173 690
2016 6 51 500.97 33343 11 69 179.56 34 309 448
2016 7 11 45.75 33389 8 21 32.83 2 9 25
2016 8 15 57.955 33447 6 18 20.5 6 31 30
2016 9 25 236.865 33684 18 101 213.265 3 13 0
2016 10 10 98.517 33783 3 31 71.3 5 23 35
2016 11 7 172.5384 33955 3 55 153.6 4 18 0
2016 12 11 344.48 34300 3 17 250.2 4 15 72
2016 Totals: 361 3298 83 445 1249 250 1857 2943
2017 1 5 26.4925 34326 3 4 22 2 4 0
2017 2 7 250.88 34577 3 86 209.8 4 41 75
2017 3 7 39.6 34617 2 2 2.4 5 37 0
2017 4 7 287.26 34904 1 32 256 6 31 0
2017 5 2 65.2 34969 2 20 65.2 0 0
2017 6 1 4.125 34973 0 0 1 4 0
2017 7 1 1.5 34975 0 0 0 0
2017 10 1 4.2 34979 0 0 1 4 0
2017 Totals: 31 679 11 144 555 19 122 75
2019 4 1 2 34981 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: 2907 35757 35757 809 7183 18181 1049 7869 19881
Agreed / Building: 382 32635 68392 143 1710 23875 144 1595 3231
Proposed: 684 21032 89425 306 2249 15108 184 1505 3917
Total potential 3973 89424 89424 1258 11142 57166 1377 10971 27030
Refused below only shows a limited sample of refused schemes        
Refused: 230 7405 7405 168 523 6490.093 48 678 1296
Total Sites Listed 4203 96829 96829 1426 11665 63656 1425 11650 28327
Year Month Projects Capacity Ongoing Total   Month Total Sites Capacity Acres
    All renewable energy projects Turbines Solar

640 acres in a square mile therefore 31.0649218890816 square miles of solar panels so far

How many solar farms: 1049 Active (over 1MW) and 144 solar farms agreed or being built and a further 184 solar farms proposed.

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