Wind energy is a form of renewable energy obtained from the wind. It harnesses the kinetic energy of the wind through the use of wind turbines, which are large turbines located in places with constant and favourable wind currents.


Despite the challenges it faces, wind energy has experienced significant growth in recent decades and is considered a promising source of renewable energy.

In Europe, this renewable energy source has had a significant impact in terms of power generation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating jobs.

In countries such as France, a large number of wind turbines have been installed in different regions of the country. According to data from 2021, the installed capacity of onshore wind power in France exceeds 17 gigawatts (GW). Some of the regions with the highest onshore wind power development include Hauts-de-France, Brittany, Pays de la Loire and New Aquitaine.

Wind energy not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions and boosts the economy and employment, but also enables the development of rural and coastal regions in Europe. This is because many wind farms have been established in areas that can effectively harness the wind resource, boosting economic activity and improving local infrastructure.

What is expected for wind energy in Europe in the future?

  • An increase in installed capacity.
  • Technological improvements, enabling the creation of more efficient wind turbines.
  • Further development of offshore wind farms further offshore to exploit more of the wind potential.
  • Digitalisation and automation will play an increasingly important role.

In short, wind energy will be a key pillar in Europe’s energy transition and will play a fundamental role in the generation of clean and sustainable electricity.