Wind Power by Country

Wind power refers to the electricity generated by turbines powered by the wind, usually in the form of windmills. Wind power is considered to be a clean and renewable source of energy, as it is created by natural elements, unlike oil which requires the burning of fossil fuels. The electricity is created by the wind turning a turbine that uses a series of mechanisms that change the speed of rotation as it leads to a generator. The amount of power generated by wind is usually expressed in gigawatts.

While there are no costs associated with using wind to create electricity, as opposed to coal or natural gas, it is difficult for countries to adopt wind power as a primary source of energy. First, it is expensive to buy or manufacture windmills and other infrastructure required. Moreover, there are logistical difficulties, such as changing wind directions and ample supply of wind, that can make it difficult-to-impossible to heavily rely on wind power.

Learn for yourself about wind power by country by investigating the data in the map and charts. 

Wind Power Generated by Country

Argentina

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12.96

#19 in the World

Armenia

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#48 in the World

Australia

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24.56

#12 in the World

Austria

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6.51

#28 in the World

Azerbaijan

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0.1

#49 in the World

Bangladesh

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0.01

#50 in the World

Belarus

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0.2

#51 in the World

Belgium

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12.57

#20 in the World

Bolivia

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0.11

#52 in the World

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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0.39

#53 in the World

Brazil

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72.24

#4 in the World

Bulgaria

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1.44

#40 in the World

Burundi

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#54 in the World

Canada

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36.01

#8 in the World

Chile

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7.21

#26 in the World

Costa Rica

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1.57

#41 in the World

Croatia

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2.1

#36 in the World

Cyprus

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0.25

#55 in the World

Czech Republic

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0.6

#56 in the World

Denmark

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16

#16 in the World

Ecuador

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0.05

#57 in the World

Egypt

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4.35

#30 in the World

El Salvador

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0.12

#58 in the World

Estonia

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0.73

#59 in the World

Finland

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8.19

#25 in the World

France

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36.66

#9 in the World

Georgia

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0.09

#60 in the World

Germany

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115.79

#3 in the World

Greece

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10.87

#22 in the World

Hungary

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0.67

#61 in the World

India

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68.08

#5 in the World

Ireland

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10.05

#23 in the World

Italy

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20.91

#14 in the World

Japan

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9.9

#24 in the World

Kazakhstan

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1.8

#42 in the World

Kenya

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1.8

#43 in the World

Latvia

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0.17

#62 in the World

Lithuania

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1.29

#44 in the World

Luxembourg

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0.34

#63 in the World

Malaysia

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0

#64 in the World

Malta

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#65 in the World

Mexico

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21.06

#13 in the World

Moldova

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0.05

#66 in the World

Mongolia

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0.72

#67 in the World

Montenegro

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0.33

#68 in the World

Netherlands

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18.01

#15 in the World

New Zealand

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2.14

#37 in the World

Norway

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11.32

#21 in the World

Pakistan

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4

#31 in the World

People's Republic of China

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650.56

#1 in the World

Peru

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1.81

#45 in the World

Philippines

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1.27

#46 in the World

Poland

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15.84

#17 in the World

Portugal

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13.16

#18 in the World

Republic of Macedonia

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0.06

#69 in the World

Romania

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6.48

#29 in the World

Russia

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2.59

#38 in the World

Saudi Arabia

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0

#70 in the World

Senegal

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0.02

#71 in the World

Serbia

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0.98

#72 in the World

Singapore

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0

#73 in the World

Slovakia

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0

#74 in the World

Slovenia

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0.01

#75 in the World

South Africa

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7.69

#27 in the World

South Korea

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3.17

#35 in the World

Spain

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62.27

#7 in the World

Sweden

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27.32

#11 in the World

Switzerland

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0.1

#76 in the World

Taiwan

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2.16

#39 in the World

Tajikistan

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0

#77 in the World

Thailand

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4.03

#32 in the World

Tunisia

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0.52

#78 in the World

Turkey

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31.21

#10 in the World

Ukraine

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4.46

#33 in the World

United Kingdom

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64.37

#6 in the World

United States of America

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379.77

#2 in the World

Uruguay

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4.94

#34 in the World

Vietnam

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1.78

#47 in the World

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0

#79 in the World