Germany has the world’s third-largest installed wind power capacity as of the end of 2016, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.
German wind power capacity in 2016 amounted to just over 50,000 megawatts. That is slightly more than 10% of all installed wind capacity worldwide.
To give a sense of scale, a typical coal-fired power generator within a coal power plant generates 500 megawatts of power.
So, Germany’s total installed wind capacity is now about equal to 100 coal-fired generators.