Europe wind installations grow 4% in 2022


Europe’s gross 19.1 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power installations last year represented a 4% rise from 2021, according to a WindEurope report on Tuesday.

Wind energy in Europe in 2022 and the outlook for 2023–2027 showed that 16.1 GW of new installations were in the EU–27.

Onshore wind accounted for 87% of new installations at 16.7 GW in Europe plus the UK, while onshore installations in the EU-27 accounted for 92%.

New offshore wind installations in Europe amounted to 2.5 GW last year.

“Europe’s wind farms generated 487 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity in 2022.—AA