Germany Wind Energy Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Germany Wind Energy Market is segmented by Location of Deployment (Onshore and Offshore).

Germany Wind Energy Industry Overview

Germany Wind Energy Market Forecast
Study Period: 2019 - 2028
CAGR: > 3 %

Major Players

Germany Wind Energy Market Key Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Germany Wind Energy Market Analysis

The German wind energy market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 3% during the forecast period, 2022-2027. The COVID-19 outbreak in Q1 of 2020 led to project delays and further slowed down the installations in Germany. However, the recovery in May and June 2020 was strong, outpacing the installations during the same period in 2019. Germany completed wind energy auctions from January to June 2020, but the overall capacity awarded in the country was significantly lower than in 2019, with some delays due to the COVID‑19 pandemic. Factors such as upcoming wind energy projects, increasing investments, supportive government policies, and financial incentives are expected to drive the wind energy market in the country. However, the increasing adoption of alternate clean power sources, such as solar, and the availability of fossil fuels are likely to restrain the growth of the wind energy market in Germany during the forecast period.

  • The offshore sector is likely to witness significant growth in the German wind energy market during the forecast period.
  • With a significant share in energy production, wind energy met one-fourth of the demand for electricity in 2020. There are ambitious plans for the expansion of wind energy to 40 GW by 2035 and 70 GW by 2045. This is expected to create immense opportunities for the German wind energy market players.
  • Upcoming projects and investments in the wind energy sector are likely to drive Germany's wind energy market during the forecast period.

Germany Wind Energy Industry Segments

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Germany Wind Energy Market Trends

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

Offshore Sector to Witness Significant Growth

  • Installation of wind farms in the offshore area is becoming a lucrative market because of the higher wind speed in comparison to onshore wind speed. Thus, offshore wind power generation capacity is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period.
  • Both onshore and offshore wind turbines together generated around 132.1 terawatt-hours of electricity in 2020, almost 5% more compared to 2019 (125.9 terawatt-hours). Wind energy set a record again, accounting for 23.9% of gross electricity consumption.
  • In 2020, with the amendment of the Offshore Wind Energy Act (WindSeeG) 2017, the framework conditions for the further development of offshore wind energy were also adjusted to attract investments. The expansion target for 2030 was also increased from 15 GW to 20 GW, with a long-term target of 40 GW by 2040.
  • In 2020, the offshore wind energy installed capacity accounted for 7.7 GW, and there has been a 2.7% Y-o-Y growth compared to 2019. Offshore wind energy accounted for a 6% share of the total renewable energy mix. The increasing offshore installations are expected to drive the offshore segment during the forecast period.
  • Therefore, based on the above-mentioned factors, the offshore wind energy segment is expected to witness significant growth, in turn increasing the demand for the German wind energy market during the forecast period.
Germany Wind Energy Market Share

Upcoming Projects and Investments Driving the Market Demand

  • Germany has vast reserves of high-quality, cost-competitive wind energy resources. Owing to this, Germany held the first-largest installed wind power capacity in the European region, with a total installed capacity of 62.18 GW in 2020. This installed capacity is enough to power approximately 3.4 million homes in the country.
  • With the increasing need for affordable, reliable, 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.
  • In 2020, the total electricity from renewable energy sources covered more than 45%, almost half of Germany's total electricity consumption. Wind energy accounts for more than 47% of installed capacity in Germany's renewable energy mix. This is expected to attract investments during the forecast period.
  • 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 MW wind power project in southern Germany, with construction set to start in 2022 and likely to be commissioned by Q1 of 2023. The Keltenschanze-Weilerhoehe wind park is expected to generate about 25,000 MWh of green electricity, which is enough to supply some 7,200 households.
  • In November 2021, RWE announced plans to invest EUR 50 billion (USD 57 billion) by 2030. The investment aims to double its green energy to 50 gigawatts (GW).
  • Therefore, the increasing investments and upcoming projects like solar and bioenergy are likely to drive the growth of wind energy during the forecast period.
Germany Wind Energy Market Report

Germany Wind Energy Market Competitor Analysis

The German wind energy market is moderately fragmented. The key players in the market include Nordex SE, Enercon GmbH, General Electric Company, Vestas Wind Systems AS, and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA.

Germany Wind Energy Market Top Players

  1. General Electric Company

  2. Enercon GmbH

  3. Nordex SE

  4. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A.

  5. Vestas Wind Systems A/S

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

General Electric Company, Enercon GmbH, Nordex SE, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A., Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Germany Wind Energy Market Recent Developments

  • In September 2021, Germany's Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) announced the results of its most recent offshore wind auctions. RWE Renewables won the auction for two sites, with EDF Renewables winning rights for development in the North and Baltic seas.
  • In November 2021, Google signed up for 50 MW of wind power to be delivered from an offshore wind farm being built by Danish energy giant Ørsted in the German North Sea. The 12-year corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) will contribute to Google's commitment to operating all data centers with carbon-free energy by 2030.
  • In November 2021, BASF and Ørsted concluded a 25-year fixed-price corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA), under which BASF will offtake the output of 186 MW from Ørsted's planned Borkum Riffgrund 3 Offshore Wind Farm in the German North Sea.

Germany Wind Energy Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

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

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Drivers

      2. 4.5.2 Restraints

    6. 4.6 Supply Chain Analysis

    7. 4.7 PESTLE Analysis


    1. 5.1 Onshore

    2. 5.2 Offshore


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

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Nordex SE

      2. 6.3.2 Enercon GmbH

      3. 6.3.3 General Electric Company

      4. 6.3.4 Vestas Wind Systems AS

      5. 6.3.5 Orsted AS

      6. 6.3.6 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA

      7. 6.3.7 RWE AG

      8. 6.3.8 Suzlon Energy Limited

      9. 6.3.9 PNE AG

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
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Germany Wind Energy Market Research FAQs

The Germany Wind Energy Market is studied from 2019 - 2028.

The Germany Wind Energy Market is growing at a CAGR of >3% over the next 5 years.

General Electric Company, Enercon GmbH, Nordex SE, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A., Vestas Wind Systems A/S are the major companies operating in Germany Wind Energy Market.

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