Facts about onshore wind power

Denmark is a pioneer when it comes to wind power. Onshore wind turbines have been installed in Denmark since the 1970s and the world's first offshore wind farm was built in Vindeby close to the island Lolland in 1991. Today, Denmark has a global market leading role  in the export of wind turbines technology and wind power knowledge.

By the end of 2021, almost 4.7 GW of onshore wind and 2.3 GW of offshore wind were installed in Denmark, spread across 15 projects. Wind power accounted for 43.6% of Danish net electricity consumption in 2021, despite the fact that there was 10% less wind compared to an average wind year.

Onshore wind turbines, together with solar PV (photovoltaics), are one of the cheapest renewable energy sources in Denmark and therefore play a key role in realizing Denmark's ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030. In addition, onshore wind turbines and solar PV can be established faster than offshore wind turbines, which can contribute to the same objective. Denmark's electricity consumption is expected to be covered by 100% renewable energy by 2026 and the expectation is that around 28% of net electricity consumption will come from onshore wind turbines and around 15% from solar PV.

A political agreement was reached in June 2022 to ensure framework conditions that can enable a fourfold increase in total electricity production from solar PV and onshore wind by 2030.

You can find an overview of all wind turbines in Denmark in the Danish Energy Agency's Master Data Register on Wind Turbines.


Onshore wind power and solar PV