The Evolution of Wind Power

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This interactive infographic shows the cumulative installed wind power capacity per country, continent and the world as a whole between 1981-2015.

Drag the slider or click the play button in the bottom to see how wind power capacity has changed over time. The area of each circle on the map corresponds to its respective capacity. Hover with the cursor over any circle to see more details. Only countries with more than 50MW of wind power capacity installed as of the end of 2015 are presented on the map.

Thanks to for providing data from 2006-2015.

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Additional data from The Wind Power and Wikipedia. Design by Breeze.

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13 600 MW
17 400 MW
23 900 MW
31 100 MW
39 431 MW
47 620 MW
59 091 MW
73 969 MW
93 921 MW
120 735 MW
159 078 MW
198 002 MW
238 127 MW
283 191 MW
318 596 MW
369 553 MW
432 419 MW
Cumulative Global Wind Power Cap.
Global Wind Power Cap. Distr.
Africa
Oceania
S. America
N. America
Europe
Asia
South Africa
Ethiopia
Egypt
Morocco
Tunisia
Iran
China
India
Japan
Taiwan
South Korea
Thailand
Vietnam
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Mongolia
Germany
Spain
United Kingdom
Italy
France
Denmark
Portugal
Sweden
Poland
Turkey
Netherlands
Romania
Ireland
Greece
Austria
Belgium
Norway
Bulgaria
Finland
Ukraine
Hungary
Croatia
Estonia
Lithuania
Czech Republic
Cyprus
Latvia
Switzerland
Luxembourg
Brazil
Chile
Argentina
Costa Rica
Nicaragua
Honduras
Uruguay
Peru
USA
Canada
Mexico
Australia
New Zeland