UK’s onshore wind capacity ‘could reach 30GW by 2030’: The UK’s complete onshore wind capacity may increase as much as 30GW by 2030.
That’s as reported recently by the renewable energy trade association RenewableUK, that expects major boosts in onshore wind projects across the UK from 2025 further on.
According to data for UK onshore wind projects which are operational, being constructed, consented, submitted into the planning system or being advanced for submission into planning, the study implies that if everything in the current pipeline gets built, the total capacity of onshore wind may attain 30.3GW by the end of 2029.
The association concludes 30GW would be enough to power over 19.5 million homes every year.
RenewableUK’s Head of Policy and Regulation Rebecca Williams explains: “Now that onshore wind is firmly back on the table, companies are bringing forward projects at a scale that can make a huge contribution to building back greener.
“Onshore wind is one of the cheapest ways to generate clean power and we can ramp up this technology rapidly to reach net zero emissions.
“Next year’s auction for new clean energy contracts is a crucial step in unlocking the new jobs and investment that onshore wind can deliver as part of the green recovery.”
UK’s onshore wind capacity ‘could reach 30GW by 2030’