Wind Energy

Wind Energy

At the Forefront of Producing Clean Energy

Our Industry in Numbers

  • Germany is Europe’s leading wind energy market with 11% of globally installed capacity in 2013. (GWEC 2014)
  • Germany’s 9.1% share of global new installations made it the world’s second largest market for new installations in 2013. (GWEC 2014)
  • The country’s wind energy sector employs over 100,000 people. (BMU 2012)
  • Total installed capacity increased by 9.5% to 34, 250 MW in 2014. (Deutsche Windguard 2014: On- & Offshore Statistics Fact Sheets 2013)
  • Annual 34% increase in newly installed nominal capacity between 2012 and 2013. (Deutsche Windguard 2014: On- & Offshore Statistics Fact Sheets 2013)
  • 49.8 TWh production in 2014.* (Arbeitsgruppe Energiebilanz, *provisional value)
  • Energy production from wind energy sources accounted for 8.4% of total German power consumption of 560 TWh in 2013. (Frauenhofer-ISE 2014)
  • Average annual new onshore installation capacity increased by approximately 70% to 2,598 KwH in the ten-year period up to 2013. (Deutsche Windguard 2014: On- & Offshore Statistics Fact Sheets 2013)