In 2022, Europe installed 19.1 GW of new wind energy capacity, of which 87% are land-based wind power plants. (16.7 GW on land and 2.5 GW at sea). In general, Europe already has 255 GW of wind energy capacity, of which 225 GW are onshore wind turbines, 30 GW are offshore wind turbines.
The countries of the European Union have 204 GW of wind energy capacity, of which 188 GW are on land and 16 GW are offshore. The largest capacity of new wind power plants was installed in Germany - 14% of all new installed capacity, in Sweden (13%), in Finland (13%), in France (11%). Almost half of the offshore installations were installed in Great Britain, and France installed its first large offshore wind farm in 2022.
In total, 489 TWh were produced by wind farms in Europe. The European association predicts that during 2023-2027, an additional 129 GW of new wind power capacity will be installed in Europe.
In 2022, Ukraine installed 83 MW of new wind power capacity. At the same time, 75% of the entire installed capacity of wind power plants in Ukraine (1.8 GW) is currently not working.