European Renewable Energy Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Market Report Covers European Renewable Energy Companies and is Segmented by Type (Hydropower, Solar, Wind, and Others) and Geography (Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France, and Rest of Europe).

Europe Renewable Energy Market Size

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Europe Renewable Energy Market Summary
Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2020 - 2022
CAGR > 7.00 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Europe Renewable Energy Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Europe Renewable Energy Market Analysis

The Europe renewable energy market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% over the period of 2022-2027. The COVID-19 pandemic had a negligible effect on the renewable energy market in the nation, as many countries in the Europe such as Germany, United Kingdom and Italy has witnessed an upsurge in solar and wind power share in power production in 2021, even after a slowed industrial activity during the lockdown. Factors such as an increase in environmental awareness and regulations and decreasing cost per kilowatt of electricity generated from renewables are expected to provide a boost to the market. However, the high price of the storage of renewable energy is expected to restrain the market.

  • Wind Energy segment is expected to dominate the market as many wind farms have been built across South Europe. Large coastal borders with the Mediterranean Sea in Southern Europe with the peninsular regions like Italy and Iberia also provide for fertile ground for investments in offshore wind projects.
  • New technologies and materials like the latest research going on the perovskites are expected to increase the efficiency of the solar cells, which is likely to act as an opportunity for the market players.
  • Germany is expected to have largest share of solar energy among the nations, which is inturn expected to dominate the Europe renewable energy market during the forecast period.

Europe Renewable Energy Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Europe Renewable Energy Market according to our research experts:

Wind Energy Segment is Expected to Dominate the Market

  • With the increasing need for reliable, affordable, clean, and diverse electricity supply, the government and utilities across the nation are increasingly considering wind power as a solution. Moreover, with the country's unparalleled wind resources, there are ample opportunities to maximize the economic and environmental benefits associated with wind energy development.
  • Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany held the first-largest installed wind power capacity in the European region, with a total installed capacity of 63.760 GW in 2021. This installed capacity is enough to power approximately 3.4 million homes in the country. Also, as of 2021, cummulative wind power capacity in European Union stands at 235.950 GW.
  • In May 2021, RWE and BASF planned to invest USD 4.9 billion in offshore wind power projects. As part of the project, RWE intends to build a 2 GW offshore wind park by 2030. The project aims to supply energy to BASF's Ludwigshafen chemical complex.
  • Also, in October 2021, EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG acquired the rights to a 12.6 mega-watt wind power project in southern Germany, with construction set to start by the end of 2022 and likely to be commissioned by Q1 of 2023. The Keltenschanze-Weilerhoehe wind park is expected to generate about 25,000 mega-watt hour (MWh) of green electricity, which is enough to supply some 7,200 households.
  • Furthermore, Europe invested EUR 41.4 billion in new wind farms in 2021. The investments cover around 24.6 GW of new capacity, which is a record for new capacity financed in a single year. Most of the wind farms financed were onshore type with 19.8 GW.
  • Owing to above points, wind energy segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.
Europe Renewable Energy Market: Wind Energy Installed Capacity, in GW, Europe, 2011-2021

Germany is Expected to dominate the Market

  • The German government implemented a number of laws to encourage the development of renewables in the country, which concluded an appreciable share of solar technology in the power generation mix. The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action passed many new legislations to reach the ambitious goal of an increased renewable power share.
  • In July 2021, the European Union introduced new legislation to help meet its pledge to cut emissions of the gases that cause global warming by 55%, over this decade, including a plan to tax foreign companies for the pollution they cause. The plan also includes the expansion of solar and wind power in the North Sea region to reduce the GHG gas emissions in the power sector.
  • Also, as of 2021, the cumulative solar photovoltaic capacity in Germany stands at 58.728 GW, an increase of around 5GW compared to the previous year.
  • In December 2021, Enerparc signed a Power Purchase Agreement with RWE, the German power utility, for the development of a solar power plant in Lauterbach, Hesse, with a capacity of 57 mega-watt (MW). Around 125,000 solar modules will be installed on a 54-hectare site. The system is set to go into operation in the year 2022.
  • Moreover, In November 2021, German solar installer and power plant operator Anumar GmbH announced plans to supply electricity from the 300 mega watt (MW) Anklam solar plant, which is currently under construction, to a regional utility Energie Vorpommern GmbH under a new cooperation agreement.
  • Furthermore, In July 2022, Germany's federal parliament, Bundestag has approved a whole set of energy regulations, including a new version of the country's renewable energy law, known as the EEG 2023, which leads to some increases in solar feed-in tariffs within the country. This inturn culminates for the growth of solar energy within the region.
  • Therefore, Germany is expected to dominate the Europe renewable ernergy market, with growing solar installations across the country.
Europe Renewable Energy Market: Cumulative Solar Photovoltaic Capacity, in GW, Germany, 2017-2021

Europe Renewable Energy Industry Overview

The Europe renewable energy market is fragmented. Some of the key players in this market are Enel Green Power S.p.A., ContourGlobal PLC, Acciona SA, Abengoa SA, and EDF SA.

Europe Renewable Energy Market Leaders

  1. ContourGlobal PLC

  2. Enel Green Power S.p.A.

  3. Acciona SA

  4. Abengoa SA

  5. EDF SA

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Europe Renewable Energy Market Concentration
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Europe Renewable Energy Market News

  • In September 2022, Orsted AS entered into an agreement with Ostwind, a developer of wind and solar PV projects in Germany and France, to acquire a 100 per cent equity interest in OSTWIND Erneuerbare Energien GmbH, OSTWINDpark Rotmainquelle GmbH & Co. K.G., OSTWIND International S.A.S., and OSTWIND Engineering S.A.S.
  • In September 2022, Mercedes-Benz, a German luxury and commercial vehicle automotive manufacturer has, announced its plan to build a wind farm in the northwestern German state of Lower Saxony, by the year 2025, which will be able to produce a hundred megawatts of electricity, equivalent to over 15 per cent of the carmaker's annual demand in Germany.

Europe Renewable Energy Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Renewable Energy Installed Capacity Forecast in GW, till 2027

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Recent Trends and Developments

    6. 4.6 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.6.1 Drivers

      2. 4.6.2 Restraints

    7. 4.7 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.7.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.7.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.7.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.7.4 Threat of Substitutes Products and Services

      5. 4.7.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Hydropower

      2. 5.1.2 Solar

      3. 5.1.3 Wind

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 Germany

      2. 5.2.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.2.3 Italy

      4. 5.2.4 Spain

      5. 5.2.5 France

      6. 5.2.6 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Enel Green Power S.p.A.

      2. 6.3.2 ContourGlobal PLC

      3. 6.3.3 Acciona S.A.

      4. 6.3.4 Abengoa SA

      5. 6.3.5 Électricité de France S.A.

      6. 6.3.6 Andritz AG

      7. 6.3.7 Hanwha Q Cells Co., Ltd.

      8. 6.3.8 Repsol S.A.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Europe Renewable Energy Industry Segmentation

The scope of Europe renewable energy market report includes:

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Europe Renewable Energy Market Research FAQs

The Europe Renewable Energy Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 7% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

ContourGlobal PLC, Enel Green Power S.p.A., Acciona SA, Abengoa SA and EDF SA are the major companies operating in the Europe Renewable Energy Market.

The report covers the Europe Renewable Energy Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Europe Renewable Energy Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

The significant renewable energy type segments considered in the Europe Renewable Energy Market report are a) Hydropower b) Solar and wind C) Onshore wind and bioenergy

European Renewable Energy Industry Report

The Europe renewable energy market is witnessing significant growth, driven by a shift towards sustainable and alternative power sources amid the phasing out of nuclear plants and rising electricity demand. As part of the global renewable energy industry, which is expected to see robust growth, Europe is developing a diverse mix of energy sources, with hydropower leading in capacity, followed by onshore wind, solar, and bioenergy. Key countries like Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Spain are leading this transition, with a notable surge in wind energy in Southern Europe due to its favorable geography. Technological advancements are enhancing the efficiency of renewable sources, especially solar, offering new growth opportunities. Despite challenges like the high cost of energy storage, the market is set for expansion, supported by government policies and environmental awareness. Renewable energy companies in Europe are crucial to this sustainable future. For detailed statistics, market share, size, revenue growth rate, and a forecast outlook, refer to Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports, offering comprehensive analysis and free report PDF download on the European Renewable Energy market.

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European Renewable Energy Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)