- Published: 30 July 2014 30 July 2014
Wind turbine installations in the European Union will increase 64% by 2020 compared to 2013 levels, according to data compiled by the European Wind Energy Association.
A protracted economic crisis in Europe since 2009 and regulatory instability in a number of key European markets has contributed to EWEA's new scenario for 2020. EU member states will reach a combined 192.4GW of installed capacity by the end of the decade with offshore installations accounting for 23.5GW of the total. This will mean investments of up to €124 billion in wind farms across the EU. EWEA expects wind energy to produce 442 TWh of power, meeting 14.9% of electricity consumption in 2020.