Europe has installed 277 wind turbines in the first half of 2013, adding more than 1 Gigawatt (GW) of capacity to the grid, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
Related articlesThe increased capacity is double the amount installed in the same period in 2012 which saw 523.2 megawatts (MW) connected to the grid.
Adding 513.5MW to Europe's capacity this year, the UK has driven the increase with new wind farms in Gunsfleet Sands, Lincs, Teeside and the recently inaugurated London Array, the world's largest wind farm. From January to the end of June, the UK installed 146 wind turbines.
A considerable contribution also came from Denmark with 98 new turbines totalling 352.8MW, while Germany's 21 newly installed turbines added 105MW to Europe's capacity.