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Global Wind Power Cumulative Capacity
Wind power: worldwide installed capacity

This is a list of large wind farms, with a generating capacity of 100 megawatts (MW) or more, which are currently operating, under construction, or proposed. Wind power capacity has expanded quickly to 336 GW in June 2014, and wind energy production was about 4% of total worldwide electricity usage, and growing fast.

Wind power is widely used in Europe, and more recently in the United States and Asia. Wind power accounts for approximately 19% of electricity generation in Denmark, 11% in Spain and Portugal, and 9% in the Republic of Ireland.

Operational wind farms

Many of the largest onshore wind farms are in the USA. As of January 2014, the Alta Wind Energy Center is the largest onshore wind farm in the world at 1,020 MW.

Biglow Canyon Wind Farm under construction
Part of the Biglow Canyon Wind Farm, with a turbine under construction
World's largest onshore wind farms
Alta Wind Energy Center 1,020 USA
Shepherds Flat Wind Farm 845 USA
Roscoe Wind Farm 781.5 USA
Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center 735.5 USA
Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm 662.5 USA
Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm 600 Romania
Fowler Ridge Wind Farm 599.8 USA
Sweetwater Wind Farm 585.3 USA
Cedar Creek Wind Farm 551 USA
Buffalo Gap Wind Farm 523.3 USA

Many of the largest offshore wind farms are in Europe. As of January 2014, the London Array is the largest offshore wind farm in the world at 630 MW.

World's largest offshore wind farms
London Array 630 United Kingdom
Greater Gabbard 504 United Kingdom
Anholt 400 Denmark
BARD Offshore 1 400 Germany
Walney 367.2 United Kingdom

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