Capacity of wind turbines and turbines

Country Windpower capacity (MW)
China 44,733
United States 40,180
Germany 27,215
Spain 20,676
India 13,066
Italy 5,797
France 5,660
United Kingdom 5,204
Canada 4,008
Denmark 3,734

Source: Wikipedia/ World Wind Energy Report 2010. World Wind Energy Association. February 2011.

Wind turbines

World’s largest offshore wind farms Wind farm (from Wikipedia various refs (click)

Capacity (MW) Country Turbines and model Commissioned
Thanet 300 United Kingdom 100 × Vestas V90-3MW 2010
Horns Rev II 209 Denmark 91 × Siemens 2.3-93 2009
Rødsand II 207 Denmark 90 × Siemens 2.3-93 2010
Lynn and Inner Dowsing 194 United Kingdom 54 × Siemens 3.6-107 2008
Robin Rigg (Solway) 180 United Kingdom 60 × Vestas V90-3MW 2010
Gunfleet Sands 172 United Kingdom 48 × Siemens 3.6-107 2010
Nysted (Rødsand I) 166 Denmark 72 × Siemens 2.3 2003

Looks like capacity of single wind turbines for offshore is 3MW each. That means we need less than 2000 to replace a nuclear power station… Now it’s only 1334.

Total capacity for UK is now around the 1 nuclear power station mark.

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