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Growth in Alternative Energy Projects in the UK
by year and month
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)

Headline Figures

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

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Summary          
    All renewable energy projects Wind Solar
Year Month Projects   TotalProjects Turbines Total Projects Capacity Acres
    All renewable energy projects Wind Solar
Active: 3512   52819 1182 12177 1215 8791 20580
Agreed / Building: 316   78492 101 1132 117 2163 7500
Proposed: 697   112323 302 2453 193 2776 13931
Refused below only shows a limited sample of refused schemes        
Refused: 237   7543 174 477 49 685 1296

640 acres in a square mile therefore 32.160 square miles of solar panels so far

Breakdown by Month and Year
    All renewable energy projects Wind Solar
Year Month Projects Capacity Total Projects Turbines By Month Turbines Total Projects Capacity Acres
Year Month Projects Capacity Total Projects Turbines By Month Turbines Total Projects Capacity Acres
      Schemes in MW Wind Solar

640 acres in a square mile therefore 0 square miles of solar panels so far

How many solar farms: 1215 Active (over 1MW) and 117 solar farms agreed or being built and a further 193 solar farms proposed.

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Recent News:

Light … or blight? Anger rises at plan for Britain’s biggest solar farm
A proposed new £600m solar farm in eastern England – covering an area eight times bigger than Hyde Park in central London – faces opposition over claims it would be a “blight” on the countryside.
Source: Guardian, Date and Time of entry: 06 August 2022 00:00

solar farm for Goshall Valley, in Ash near Sandwich
Villagers have now set up a website to combat the proposed development, which would go on 180.75 acres (73.15 hectares) of farming fields.
Source: kentonline, Date and Time of entry: 15 July 2022 00:00

Wind farm work for Scottish and English sites
180 blades for offshore turbines are to be manufactured in Hull for a wind farm project in Scotland's Moray Firth The turbines will later be pre-assembled at the Highland port of Nigg before installation at the Moray West site
Source: bbc, Date and Time of entry: 24 June 2022 00:00

Siemens Gamesa bags firm turbine order for 882-MW Moray West
June 23 (Renewables Now) - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) has secured a firm order to supply 882 MW of turbines for the Moray West offshore wind project off Scotland, the company said.
Date and Time of entry: 24 June 2022 00:00

RenewableUK says global offshore wind grows to 846 GW
The figure includes projects at any stages of development, from operational to planned, as well as 135 GW of overlapping proposed projects, mainly in Brazil, Taiwan and Sweden.
Source: renewablesnow, Date and Time of entry: 24 June 2022 00:00



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