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German wind power grew faster than ever before in 2002. Last year, 2,328 wind turbines with a total capacity of 3,247 MW were newly installed, 20% more than the 2,659 MW installed in 2001, the previous record-breaking year. Wind power is becoming an inherent part of Germany’s energy supply. At the end of December 2002, there were some 13,750 turbines with a joint capacity of 12,000 MW installed throughout the nation – 37% more than at the end of 2001. “In an average wind year, the installed capacity in Germany can meet about 4.5% of the country’s electricity demand,” says Peter Ahmels, president of the German Wind Energy Association (Bundesverband WindEnergie – BWE)...more>>

Germany remains the world’s largest wind energy market. According to the WindEnergy study 2004, the manufacturers and developers are more optimistic today than they were in 2002 – by 2012 they are expecting installed power of 22 600 MW onshore and 6700 MW in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. 30% of German electricity demand could then be covered by wind energy by 2030...more>>

Market development in Germany: Offshore from 2006

Working on the assumption that today's generally favourable political and economic conditions for the generation of electricity from wind power will not be changed radically, the figures expected for Germany until the year 2008 are approx. 21,600 MW power installed onshore and approx. 1,500 MW offshore (by comparison: at present 14,609 MW onshore and 0 MW offshore). For 2012 the figures are 22,600 MW onshore and 6,800 MW in the areas of the North Sea and Baltic Sea...more>>(page 1)

In 2030, 30 % of German power consumption could be covered by wind energy

The future wind energy market in Germany will consist of three segments, the development of new onshore areas, replacement of old wind turbines by more modern and larger turbines (repowering) and offshore wind energy use. By the end of the period shown, the installed capacity could reach approx. 23,700 MW onshore and 30,500 MW offshore, which is an increase of about 15% as against the forecast of 2002. This would mean that more than 30% of the German power consumption could be generated from wind power ...more>>(page 2)

Potential Wind Resources: Total Electric Usage (2002) Population (July 2003) Energy usage /person/year
> 54.2 GW 506,600 GWh 82,398,326 6.1506 MWh

Wind Power Facility in Arneburg, Germany - 30 MW (

Energy Conversion:

1 TWh (terawatt-hour) 1000 GWh (gigawatt-hour)
1 GWh (gigawatt-hour) 1000 MWh (megawatt-hour)
1 MWh (megawatt-hour) 1000 KWh (kilowatt-hour)
1 KWh (kilowatt-hour) 1000 Wh (watt-hour)

References and Additional Information about Wind Resources in Germany:

Wind Energy Hamburg: Assessment of the Wind Energy Market until 2012
Bundesverband Wind Energie: German Wind Power
EWEA: Wind Energy Study 2004
Energy Breakdown Chart of Germany: Energy Chart
Energy Grid Map of Germany: Grid Map

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