DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b3zd9c/analyzing_the) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing the Global Wind Turbine Market" report to their offering.
For the last ten years worldwide wind turbine sales have grown approximately 29% annually and wind power is now the world's fastest growing source of energy. For the next twenty years it is expected to expand at double-digit rates. Currently like any other sector, this industry is also being affected by the global financial crisis and 2010 is supposed to be a challenging year for the global wind turbine industry. However, the silver lining is that though the global wind installations will not be able to match the record installations of 2008, a strong rebound is anticipated after 2010 with wind plant investment expected to reach $50 billion annually by 2015. Also the dip in overall wind market demand that has followed the financial constraints has not constrained wind industry development & technology innovation. The outcome of the COP-15 meeting in Copenhagen in December this year will be crucial and could result in a significant stimulus for the industry.
The global wind turbine market is dominated by a small number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), but market competition is increasing as new OEMs enter the industry.
Manufacturers are developing the next generation of wind turbines in the US and Europe. Government support of markets in Europe, India and other developing countries, has been largely responsible for burgeoning sales, providing manufacturers with cash flow to conduct private development efforts. European manufacturers currently supply most of the world market for utility-scale wind turbines and therefore provide the majority of the private investment in Research and Development.
On the supply chain side, the international wind power industry has been subject to constraints in certain key components and materials. It is now considered that the wind turbine industry and its suppliers should be able to meet an annual demand for new installed capacity of 50 GW per year by 2012, but only if there is a substantial increase in production capacity and quality improvements in the supply of specific materials.
The report dedicates an entire section to the global wind turbine technology and the even elaborates to explain the formula which is applied an industry standard to calculate the power produced by any turbine under consideration. One of the key areas in decision making for any wind turbine application is the efficiency and economy which is to be derived from the weight and cost juggernaut. An important area of discussion which is the material used to develop wind turbines and the associated components is also discussed in this report.
Further, the report explains the applications of pure wind systems and other systems of energy which work in conjunction with the wind power systems which are further linking in to grid connected applications of wind power thereby feeding into any economy. The important role played by small wind turbine systems across major markets as Europe, UK and the United States is also examined in this report. In a commercial capsule the report explains the global wind turbine market as a pie by the major wind turbine manufacturers which are present globally. These global players exercise some competition as well as constantly develop new technology trends and market activity.
Key Topics Covered:
A. Executive Summary
B. Introduction to Wind Power
C. Looking at the Wind Turbine Industry
D. Looking at the Wind Turbine Technology
E. Operation and Maintenance of Wind Turbines
F. Materials Used in Current Wind Turbines
G. Wind Turbines: Power and Size
H. How Does a Wind Turbine Work?
I. Analysis of Small Wind Turbines
J. Market Facts
K. Impact of the Credit Crunch on the Global Wind Turbine Industry
L. Wind Turbine Market Opportunities
M. Major Market Profiles
N. Analyzing Industry Trends
O. Analyzing the Wind Turbine Supply Chain
P. Analyzing Strategy Profiles
Q. Market Forecast
R. Leading Industry Players
- GE Energy
- REpower Systems AG
- Bosch Rexroth AG
- Shanghai Electric
- Knight & Carver
T. Glossary of Terms
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