Greece ranks number 9 of countries around the world that produces more than 20 pct of their electric energy from solar and wind power. The others ranking in the top 10 being, Denmark, Uruguay, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Greece, UK, Ireland. Renewable energy sources cover 26 pct of global electricity production, but this is still not enough for energy systems to become sustainable.
The wind resources in Greece are among the most attractive for energy production in Europe, with a profile of more than 8 meters/second and/or 2,500 wind hours in many parts of the country. Approximately 2,370 of wind farms are in operation, with a target of 7,500 to be installed by 2020.