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 47 2033.369 2073 7 57 99.159 25 221 271
0 Totals: 48 2073 7 57 99 26 221
1900 0 516 1105.0986 3178 2 17 0.513 0 2001
1900 Totals: 516 1105 2 17 0 0 0 2001
1909 1 1 19.5 3197 0 0 0 0
1909 Totals: 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 6 1 11 3208 0 0 0 0
1927 Totals: 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 6 1 84 3292 0 0 0 0
1929 Totals: 1 84 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 1 1 2.6 3295 0 0 0 0
1932 Totals: 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938 6 1 32 3327 0 0 0 0
1938 Totals: 1 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 6 2 175 3502 0 0 0 0
1950 Totals: 2 175 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 1 1 8 3510 0 0 0 0
1951 6 1 69 3579 0 0 0 0
1951 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 1 4 12.7 3592 0 0 0 0
1952 Totals: 4 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 4 1 15 3607 0 0 0 0
1954 Totals: 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 6 2 77.4 3684 0 0 0 0
1955 Totals: 2 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 1 4 45 3729 0 0 0 0
1956 6 1 6 3735 0 0 0 0
1956 Totals: 5 51 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 1 1 5 3740 0 0 0 0
1957 Totals: 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 1 2 8 3748 0 0 0 0
1958 Totals: 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 1 6 38 3786 0 0 0 0
1959 Totals: 6 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 1 2 9 3795 0 0 0 0
1961 Totals: 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 1 2 22 3817 0 0 0 0
1962 6 3 41.2 3858 0 0 0 0
1962 Totals: 5 63 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 6 1 38 3896 0 0 0 0
1963 Totals: 1 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 6 1 50 3946 0 0 0 0
1964 Totals: 1 50 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 6 1 440 4386 0 0 0 0
1966 Totals: 1 440 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 6 1 305 4691 0 0 0 0
1969 Totals: 1 305 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 1 1 55 4746 0 0 0 0
1974 Totals: 1 55 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 0 1 4.5 4751 0 0 0 0
1975 Totals: 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 1 1 4 4755 0 0 0 0
1980 Totals: 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 1 1 6 4761 0 0 0 0
1984 6 1 1726 6487 0 0 0 0
1984 Totals: 2 1732 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 0 1 10 6497 0 0 0 0
1990 Totals: 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 1 1 4.5 6501 0 0 0 0
1992 6 1 30.9 6532 1 0 30.9 0 0
1992 7 1 12.7 6545 0 0 0 0
1992 11 1 7.2 6552 1 21 7.2 0 0
1992 12 2 11.85 6564 2 137 11.85 0 0
1992 Totals: 6 67 4 158 49 0 0 0
1993 0 1 2.3 6566 0 0 0 0
1993 1 2 4.55 6571 1 9 2.7 0 0
1993 4 1 6.8 6578 1 22 6.8 0 0
1993 7 1 2 6580 0 0 0
1993 8 1 9 6589 1 20 9 0 0
1993 9 1 4.8 6593 1 13 4.8 0 0
1993 11 2 20 6613 1 13 6.5 0 0
1993 12 1 35 6648 0 0 0 0
1993 Totals: 10 84 5 77 29 0 0
1994 1 1 4.5 6653 0 0 0 0
1994 7 1 9.9 6663 1 22 9.9 0 0
1994 12 2 10.5 6673 2 21 10.5 0 0
1994 Totals: 4 24 3 43 20 0 0 0
1995 0 1 0.575 6674 0 14 0 0
1995 3 1 5 6679 1 10 5 0 0
1995 4 2 5.179 6684 1 10 5 0 0
1995 5 1 4.5 6689 1 0 4.5 0 0
1995 6 1 1.778 6690 0 0 0 0
1995 10 1 2.874 6693 0 0 0 0
1995 12 1 0.076 6693 0 10 0 0
1995 Totals: 8 19 3 44 14 0 0 0
1996 1 5 18.036 6711 1 17 4.2 0 0
1996 3 1 33.6 6745 1 55 33.6 0 0
1996 5 3 9.354 6754 0 0 0 0
1996 6 1 1.175 6756 0 0 0 0
1996 7 3 11.132 6767 1 14 5.6 0 0
1996 8 2 4.242 6771 0 0 0 0
1996 9 2 30.84 6802 0 36 0 0
1996 10 3 24.01 6826 2 10 21.4 0 0
1996 11 1 21.6 6847 1 0 21.6 0 0
1996 12 1 0.5 6848 1 1 0.5 0 0
1996 Totals: 22 154 7 133 86 0 0 0
1997 0 2 12.6 6860 2 27 12.6 0 0
1997 1 3 4.89 6865 0 0 0 0
1997 2 1 4.5 6870 0 0 0 0
1997 5 2 4.05 6874 0 0 0 0
1997 6 1 0.9 6875 0 0 0 0
1997 10 1 20.4 6895 1 68 20.4 0 0
1997 11 1 0.575 6896 0 0 0 0
1997 12 1 2.376 6898 0 0 0 0
1997 Totals: 12 50 3 95 33 0 0 0
1998 0 1 9.5 6908 0 0 0 0
1998 1 6 30.02 6938 0 0 0 0
1998 2 1 1.422 6939 0 0 0 0
1998 3 1 1.75 6941 0 0 0 0
1998 4 1 1 6942 0 0 0 0
1998 5 2 21.178 6963 0 0 0 0
1998 7 1 2.47 6965 0 4 0 0
1998 8 1 0.5 6966 0 0 0 0
1998 9 1 0.6 6967 1 4 0.6 0 0
1998 10 3 12.52 6979 0 0 0 0
1998 11 3 6.902 6986 1 0 1 0 0
1998 Totals: 21 87 2 8 1 0 0 0
1999 1 4 8.493 6994 0 0 0 0
1999 3 2 4.655 6999 0 0 0 0
1999 4 2 5.4 7005 1 6 3.6 0 0
1999 5 1 8.4 7013 1 14 8.4 0 0
1999 6 2 43.375 7056 0 0 0 1998
1999 7 2 7.4 7064 1 7 4.62 0 0
1999 8 1 1.47 7065 1 0 1.47 0 0
1999 9 2 4.906 7070 0 0 0 0
1999 10 1 1.5 7072 1 1 1.5 0 0
1999 11 2 1.43 7073 0 0 0 0
1999 12 3 9.805 7083 2 11 8.145 0 0
1999 Totals: 22 96 7 39 27 0 0 1998
2000 0 2 1.06 7084 0 0 0 0
2000 1 10 22.677 7107 2 26 9.9 0 0
2000 2 2 3.521 7110 0 0 0 0
2000 3 4 19.92 7130 1 7 4.62 0 0
2000 4 3 5.995 7136 0 0 0 0
2000 5 1 1.8 7138 1 3 1.8 0 0
2000 6 4 13.68 7151 1 2 4 0 0
2000 7 2 5.38 7157 1 27 1.5 0 0
2000 8 1 0.96 7158 0 0 0 0
2000 9 1 6.5 7164 1 5 6.5 0 0
2000 10 1 0.988 7165 0 0 0 0
2000 11 2 3.852 7169 1 21 1.3 0 0
2000 12 3 57.68 7227 1 3 3.68 0 0
2000 Totals: 36 144 9 94 33 0 0 0
2001 1 10 18.18 7245 1 0 0.6 0 0
2001 2 1 4.651 7250 1 1 4.651 0 0
2001 3 2 3.2 7253 1 1 0.6 0 0
2001 4 2 3.157 7256 0 0 0 0
2001 7 2 4.384 7260 0 0 0 0
2001 8 1 9.791 7270 1 16 9.791 0 0
2001 11 1 8.4 7279 1 4 8.4 0 0
2001 12 5 23.25 7302 4 63 22.35 0 0
2001 Totals: 24 75 9 85 46 0 0 0
2002 0 1 0.5 7302 0 0 0 0
2002 1 6 42.757 7345 2 30 40.3 0 0
2002 2 1 3.2 7348 0 0 0 0
2002 3 3 19.6 7368 1 18 15.3 0 0
2002 5 2 4.75 7373 1 2 2.75 0 0
2002 6 2 5.848 7379 0 0 0 0
2002 7 4 7.105 7386 2 5 5.1 0 0
2002 8 1 2.113 7388 0 0 0 0
2002 9 3 35.475 7423 1 0 30 0 0
2002 10 2 3.24 7426 1 0 0.9 0 0
2002 11 2 4.472 7431 0 0 0 0
2002 12 2 20.9 7452 1 23 18.7 0 0
2002 Totals: 29 149 9 78 113 0 0 0
2003 1 9 11.879 7464 0 5 0 0
2003 2 4 16.6 7480 0 0 0 0
2003 3 3 2.832 7483 0 2 1 0 0
2003 4 2 28.41 7512 1 29 26 0 0
2003 5 2 2.1 7514 1 0 1.2 0 0
2003 6 3 23.615 7537 0 0 0 0
2003 7 3 4.432 7542 2 1 2.432 0 0
2003 8 3 4.898 7547 0 0 0 0
2003 9 3 6.594 7553 1 1 0.225 0 0
2003 11 1 0.904 7554 0 0 0 0
2003 12 4 72.85 7627 2 34 67.82 0 0
2003 Totals: 37 175 7 72 97 1 0 0
2004 0 1 3.2 7630 0 0 0 0
2004 1 8 13.49 7644 0 0 0 0
2004 2 4 37.23 7681 2 25 33.35 0 0
2004 4 3 14.689 7696 1 2 5.9 0 0
2004 5 3 9.1 7705 2 29 6.7 0 0
2004 6 1 1.91 7707 0 0 0 0
2004 7 3 32.868 7739 1 35 29.75 0 0
2004 8 4 6.3325 7746 1 2 0.4925 0 0
2004 9 2 16.5 7762 1 2 5.5 0 0
2004 10 1 1.15 7763 0 0 0 0
2004 11 2 50.8 7814 1 29 48 0 0
2004 12 6 97.6 7912 3 38 66.8 0 0
2004 Totals: 38 284 12 162 196 0 0 0
2005 0 1 0.26 7912 0 0 1 0 0
2005 1 7 9.335 7921 0 1 0 0
2005 2 8 29.839 7951 3 3 1.89 0 0
2005 3 6 49.7 8001 3 24 33.5 0 0
2005 4 2 6.272 8007 0 0 0 0
2005 5 3 71.5 8079 2 23 68 0 1
2005 6 2 61.2 8140 1 39 58.5 0 0
2005 7 1 19.5 8159 1 35 19.5 0 0
2005 8 3 3.957 8163 0 0 0 0
2005 9 2 23.166 8187 1 25 21.25 0 0
2005 10 2 14.211 8201 1 45 13 0 0
2005 11 4 27.84 8229 3 17 24.6 0 0
2005 12 5 91.111 8320 3 28 79 0 0
2005 Totals: 46 407 18 240 319 1 0 1
2006 0 1 2.2 8322 0 0 0 0
2006 1 9 128.789 8451 2 70 111.45 0 0
2006 2 1 1.03 8452 0 0 0 0
2006 3 3 125.75 8577 2 61 120.75 1 5 0
2006 4 3 85.9 8663 2 38 84.4 0 0
2006 5 5 118.188 8782 3 51 112 0 0
2006 6 2 20 8802 1 22 18 0 0
2006 7 5 136.695 8938 4 52 134 0 0
2006 8 2 3 8941 1 1 1 0 0
2006 9 1 2 8943 0 1 0 0
2006 10 2 10 8953 1 2 4 0 0
2006 11 5 29.6 8983 3 17 27.9 0 0
2006 12 2 5 8988 0 1 0 0
2006 Totals: 41 668 19 316 613 1 5 0
2007 0 2 1.26 8989 0 1 0 0
2007 1 3 5.085 8994 0 0 0 0
2007 2 6 115.6 9110 5 62 114.6 0 0
2007 3 4 65.7 9175 3 19 30.5 0 0
2007 4 3 10.558 9186 1 7 10.4 2 0 0
2007 5 4 40.606 9227 3 19 35.4 0 0
2007 7 6 43.96 9271 5 43 42.85 0 0
2007 8 3 18.9 9290 3 27 18.9 0 0
2007 9 4 54.422 9344 2 10 17 0 0
2007 10 5 114.425 9458 2 8 108 0 0
2007 11 5 19.3 9478 2 1 10.3 0 0
2007 12 5 45.8 9523 4 25 45.5 1 0 0
2007 Totals: 50 535 30 222 433 3 0 0
2008 0 2 0.5 9524 1 1 0.5 0 0
2008 1 1 3.9 9528 1 3 3.9 0 0
2008 2 3 24.1 9552 2 7 9.1 0 0
2008 3 9 325.7 9878 4 9 112.7 0 0
2008 4 5 124 10002 4 60 121 0 0
2008 6 4 107.9 10110 4 20 107.9 0 0
2008 7 5 10.7 10120 4 8 9.5 0 0
2008 8 3 6.863 10127 2 8 6.8 0 0
2008 9 2 68.2 10195 2 29 68.2 0 0
2008 10 5 99.8 10295 5 49 99.8 0 2
2008 11 3 57.024 10352 3 28 57.024 0 0
2008 12 5 178.15 10530 2 22 35 0 0
2008 Totals: 47 1006 34 244 631 0 0 2
2009 0 1 38 10568 1 19 38 0 0
2009 1 11 66.922 10635 8 36 63.3 0 2
2009 2 3 41.015 10676 2 16 40 0 0
2009 3 5 149.06 10825 3 81 140.4 0 0
2009 4 5 92.91 10918 4 40 92.05 0 0
2009 5 7 624.26 11542 5 252 619.8 0 1
2009 6 2 30.6 11573 1 3 4.6 0 0
2009 7 4 23.426 11596 1 12 16 0 0
2009 8 2 6.03 11603 0 75 0 0
2009 9 2 190 11793 1 60 180 0 0
2009 10 3 804.1 12597 2 1 800.9 0 0
2009 11 3 48.575 12645 2 42 47.8 0 0
2009 12 4 98.5 12744 3 32 95.5 0 0
2009 Totals: 52 2213 33 669 2138 0 0 3
2010 0 2 34.2 12778 2 20 34.2 0 0
2010 1 7 53.3 12831 7 30 53.3 0 2
2010 2 2 20.9 12852 2 3 20.9 0 0
2010 3 6 51.5 12904 5 18 50 0 0
2010 4 2 215 13119 2 3 215 0 0
2010 5 4 67.5 13186 1 56 62.5 0 0
2010 6 9 110.909 13297 6 96 106.35 1 0 0
2010 7 4 60.8 13358 3 31 58.8 0 0
2010 9 10 408.25 13766 5 119 331.25 0 0
2010 10 5 59.55 13826 3 34 58.55 0 0
2010 11 3 14.7 13840 2 6 14.5 1 0 2
2010 12 2 19.45 13860 2 9 19.45 0 0
2010 Totals: 56 1116 40 425 1024 2 0 4
2011 0 3 9.088 13869 0 1 2 3 1
2011 1 4 21.315 13890 3 11 20.8 1 0 0
2011 2 6 9.511 13900 3 5 3.9 0 0
2011 3 4 31.0643 13931 3 8 30.5 1 0 0
2011 4 7 49.76 13980 5 53 48.51 2 1 0
2011 5 8 17.608 13998 6 10 12.148 2 5 34
2011 6 7 189.3 14187 3 89 176.8 3 10 69
2011 7 42 118.36508 14306 0 72 41 112 266
2011 8 10 104 14410 6 45 81.8 4 22 30
2011 9 15 423.09 14833 6 91 339.3 6 16 12
2011 10 6 22.15 14855 0 1 5 19 117
2011 11 6 45.45 14900 4 31 44.05 0 0
2011 12 9 499.29 15400 6 212 479.29 3 20 99
2011 Totals: 127 1539 45 629 1237 70 211 629
2012 0 7 113.5 15513 2 20 36.5 4 17 30
2012 1 7 90.7 15604 5 30 79.7 2 11 21
2012 2 3 66.31 15670 2 25 48 0 0
2012 3 10 74.44 15745 4 5 4.18 4 10 43
2012 4 4 9.726 15754 1 1 0.5 1 5 40
2012 5 6 66.2 15821 3 22 60 1 1 0
2012 6 13 211.66 16032 8 93 201.9 5 9 0
2012 7 15 42.5 16075 0 7 14 40 113
2012 8 7 218.05 16293 4 106 197.15 2 18 0
2012 9 14 742.408 17035 12 224 740.878 1 0 0
2012 10 8 108.15 17143 8 226 108.15 0 0
2012 11 12 50.28 17194 9 23 38.48 3 11 76
2012 12 13 110.6 17304 5 64 75.2 4 21 68
2012 Totals: 119 1904 63 846 1590 41 148 392
2013 0 1 20 17324 0 3 1 20 67
2013 1 14 168.69 17493 9 51 155.5 3 9 50
2013 2 14 197.97 17691 8 19 39.89 5 24 28
2013 3 77 540.2 18231 23 110 298.5 52 240 895
2013 4 27 322.953 18554 11 63 207.55 16 115 438
2013 5 22 167.455 18722 7 23 71.48 11 88 444
2013 6 13 235.51 18957 6 93 96.8 6 38 153
2013 7 12 940.9 19898 9 136 933.2 2 6 10
2013 8 13 406.389 20304 5 14 305.889 8 100 543
2013 9 16 170.854 20475 10 85 150.43 5 18 12
2013 10 9 50.022 20525 5 16 42.38 3 4 0
2013 11 10 91.38 20617 5 17 57.38 4 32 133
2013 12 15 163.116 20780 6 39 69.037 7 90 405
2013 Totals: 243 3475 104 669 2428 123 788 3179
2014 1 15 170.692 20950 6 40 81.55 7 47 251
2014 2 20 201.05 21151 6 24 38.78 12 94 354
2014 3 100 713.35722 21865 10 10 11.838 86 676 1888
2014 4 24 163.259 22028 11 46 29.379 12 129 614
2014 5 13 159.04 22187 8 40 114.94 4 21 96
2014 6 20 1364.04 23551 9 109 1290.934 9 65 268
2014 7 24 401.521 23953 10 28 266.089 14 135 627
2014 8 17 78.195 24031 7 25 39.398 9 37 126
2014 9 31 440.928 24472 17 190 310.588 13 128 317
2014 10 17 508.474 24980 10 13 404.394 5 73 344
2014 11 28 686.818 25667 18 15 615.258 7 29 105
2014 12 37 1180.005 26847 19 25 1024.274 13 125 225
2014 Totals: 346 6067 131 565 4227 191 1563 5216
2015 0 1 7.15 26854 0 0 1 7 0
2015 1 15 101.74 26956 5 33 40.15 9 59 21
2015 2 17 103.81 27060 6 12 25.9 10 73 244
2015 3 176 2245.293 29305 9 38 70.495 163 1927 4771
2015 4 15 126.435 29432 8 19 25.865 5 75 353
2015 5 8 265.59 29697 2 73 241.5 5 16 13
2015 6 26 210.126 29907 13 48 108.183 12 98 342
2015 7 23 100.79 30008 13 13 17.46 6 29 25
2015 8 21 160.28 30168 10 35 53.3 9 37 41
2015 9 27 570.556 30739 16 19 539.856 11 30 6
2015 10 21 110.895 30850 5 19 2.48 14 107 239
2015 11 31 176.7382 31026 11 23 51.116 19 124 371
2015 12 84 418.4526 31445 12 43 60.98 62 331 759
2015 Totals: 465 4597 110 375 1237 326 2919 7187
2016 0 3 1.5 31446 2 2 0.5 1 1 0
2016 1 35 192.3974 31639 8 30 65.41 23 114 90
2016 2 27 252.4477 31891 7 46 80.1789 19 150 103
2016 3 131 932.4589 32824 3 10 1.7989 125 923 1345
2016 4 18 110.597 32934 4 24 4.929 11 64 105
2016 5 19 336.729 33271 8 27 168.299 11 168 690
2016 6 52 510.97 33782 11 69 179.56 35 319 496
2016 7 12 47.55 33830 8 21 32.83 2 9 25
2016 8 15 57.955 33888 6 18 20.5 6 31 30
2016 9 26 241.865 34129 18 101 213.265 4 18 0
2016 10 11 129.517 34259 4 40 102.3 5 23 35
2016 11 11 231.0384 34490 5 73 207.1 6 23 0
2016 12 28 509.05 34999 9 73 368.5 14 56 72
2016 Totals: 388 3554 93 534 1445 262 1906 2991
2017 1 15 139.1925 35138 10 37 112.7 5 26 1
2017 2 20 385.66 35524 9 113 305.5 11 80 75
2017 3 70 485.23 36009 9 38 122.2 59 354 221
2017 4 11 374.76 36384 2 51 303.5 8 51 65
2017 5 3 71.2 36455 2 23 65.2 1 6 0
2017 6 1 4.125 36459 0 0 1 4 0
2017 7 1 1.5 36461 0 0 0 0
2017 10 1 4.2 36465 0 0 1 4 0
2017 Totals: 122 1465 32 262 909 86 526 362
2019 4 1 2 36467 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: 3045 37243 37243 841 7362 19085 1133 8334 20228
Agreed / Building: 341 32151 69395 124 1678 23532 123 1466 3138
Proposed: 672 21488 90883 303 2319 15519 174 1451 3724
Total potential 4058 90882 90882 1268 11359 58137 1430 11251 27090
Refused below only shows a limited sample of refused schemes        
Refused: 228 7334 7334 166 516 6418.793 48 678 1296
Total Sites Listed 4286 98216 98216 1434 11875 64556 1478 11930 28387
Year Month Projects Capacity Ongoing Total   Month Total Sites Capacity Acres
    All renewable energy projects Turbines Solar

640 acres in a square mile therefore 31.6063281390816 square miles of solar panels so far

How many solar farms: 1133 Active (over 1MW) and 123 solar farms agreed or being built and a further 174 solar farms proposed.

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