Europe’s installed Wind Capacity will increase 64% by the end of the Decade

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 (EWEA).

For Estonia, EWEA predicts that the current wind energy capacity of nearly 300 MW will grow up to between 550 and 1000 MW, according to the low and high scenario.

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, creating over 100,000 additional jobs in the wind industry.

EWEA expects wind energy to meet 14.9% of electricity consumption in 2020.

Source: EWEA

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