Installed Wind Power Capacity per Capita (Country Comparisons)

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10 countries with most installed wind power per capita -- totals are in MW per million people. (click to enlarge)

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Yes, following up on my posts looking at total installed wind power capacity, wind power growth, and wind power capacity relative to GDP, here’s one on wind power capacity related to population. I think this is very useful information for comparing which countries are true wind energy leaders.

Installed Wind Power Capacity per Capita (by Country)

Using country population data from the U.S. Census Bureau, below are the 45 countries with the most installed wind power capacity compared according to their per capita wind power capacity (numbers are in MW per million people).

Again, what stands out? The same thing as when comparing installed wind power capacity to GDP. While countries like Germany and Spain that are near the top in total wind power capacity still stay near the top, some more populated countries fall quite a bit (i.e. China, the US, India, France) while a number of smaller countries surge to the top (i.e. Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands).

These figures and more can be viewed in spreadsheet form here.

680.3 — Denmark
444.6 — Spain
344.8 — Portugal
333.3 — Germany
308.9 — Ireland
238.4 — Sweden
133.3 — Netherlands
129.6 — USA
124.6 — New Zealand
123.1 — Austria
118.8 — Canada
115.4 — Estonia
112.4 — Greece
95.4 — Italy
94.3 — Norway
92.8 — Australia
87.4 — Belgium
87.4 — France
83.5 — UK
74.4 — Cyprus
52.5 — Bulgaria
43.4 — Lithuania
37.5 — Finland
33.6 — China
30.3 — Armenia
29.5 — Hungary
28.8 — Poland
27.2 — Costa Rica
22.5 — Taiwan
21.1 — Czech Republic
21.0 — Romania
19.8 — Croatia
18.2 — Japan
17.1 — Turkey
11.1 — India
10.7 — Nicaragua
10.3 — Chile
9.0 — Morocco
7.8 — South Korea
6.8 — Egypt
4.6 — Brazil
4.6 — Mexico
1.9 — Ukraine
1.5 — Argentina
1.2 — Iran

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