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Analyzing the Global Wind Energy Industry 2015

Analyzing the Global Wind Energy Industry 2015

The global wind energy industry had a fantastic year in 2014 as annual wind installations cross the mark of 50 GW. There was a sharp increase in installations across the world as compared to 2013, as over 51 GW of new wind power capacity was brought on line. Furthermore, the wind energy sector also witnessed a significant increase in investments as USD 99.5 billion was invested in the sector in 2014. This was a rise of 11 percent as compared to 2013.

At the end of 2014, the total installed wind power capacity in the world stood at 369.6 GW. China remained the largest market for wind and installations all over Asia remained good and the region led the global markets in terms of installations. Europe remained in the second spot, followed by North America. China, India, japan and Australia were the leading countries in terms of installed capacity of wind power in Asia Pacific. The US, Canada and Mexico were the leaders in wind capacity in the North American region, and Brazil outperformed all other markets in the Latin American region.

Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the US are expected to perform strongly in the coming years as global wind capacity will be boosted further by new projects coming on line in Japan, Kenya, Pakistan, South Africa and Australia.

Aruvian Research analyzes the global wind energy market in its latest research offering Analyzing the Global Wind Energy Industry 2015. The report begins with an introduction to wind power through a brief history of wind power, how electricity is derived from wind, how wind turbines work, an overview of wind power technology and markets and how to accommodate the variable nature of wind power along with the environmental impact of wind power. The report also analyzes why we should choose wind power in today's energy demanding world.

An analysis of wind power technology includes a look at the physical factors affecting market development, types of turbines, airborne wind turbines, power output of wind turbines, costing of wind turbines, turbine size, efficiency factors, offshore wind turbines, lifetime of a turbine and how globalization is impacting the wind turbine industry.

We also analyze growth drivers and challenges facing the global wind energy industry such as supply security, environmental potential, climate change and wind power, diversification of portfolio, renewable quotas and many other factors are analyzed.

An analysis of the global wind energy industry includes a market profile, the impact of the worldwide economic recession and the performance of the wind power market, market statistics and an analysis by region.

Regions analyzed in the report include Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Europe, North America, South and Latin America and the Pacific Region. Wind Power in the European Union (EU) is also analyzed through an industry overview, a look at the offshore wind market in the EU, market trends and regulatory framework.

The global offshore wind market is analyzed through an overview and an analysis of the industry in Asia, Europe and the United States.

The report also analyzes trends in global wind power market.

Wind energy cost analysis is carried out through an overview, cost of wind power, wind turbine installation cost, total cost of wind energy, cost for connecting to the grid, developmental costs, role of operators in high fixed costs and comparing the cost of wind power with conventional power sources.

An analysis of various wind power markets is carried out next. The report Analyzing the Global Wind Energy Industry 2015 analyzes 20 countries that are actively developing their wind energy markets. Countries analyzed in the report include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. Each market is analyzed through a market profile, regulatory framework, offshore wind market and an industry outlook.

Section 3 of the report analyzes the forecast for the global wind power industry and an analysis of the major industry players.

The report analyzes 36 major industry players through a corporate profile, an analysis of their major business segments, a financial analysis and a SWOT analysis. Players analyzes include major industry stalwarts such as Acciona, Dong Energy, Enercon, Futuren SA, Gamesa, Vestas, Iberdrola, LM Wind Power, Nordex and others.


Executive Summary
Section 1: Overview of Wind Energy
A. Introduction to Wind Power
A.1 A Clean Green Energy – Wind Power
A.1.1 What is Wind Power?
A.1.2 How does it Work?
A.2 Brief History of Wind Power
A.3 Electricity from Wind
A.4 How do Wind Turbines Work?
A.5 Wind Power Technology
A.6 Wind Power Markets
A.7 Accommodating the Variable Nature of Wind Power
A.8 Environmental Impact
B. Why Choose Wind Power?
B.1 Overview
B.2 Benefits of Wind Power
B.3 Power Generation from Wind
C. Wind Power Technology
C.1 Introduction
C.2 Physical Factors Affecting Market Development
C.3 Types of Turbines
C.4 Airborne Wind Turbine
C.5 Wind Turbine’s Power Output
C.6 Cost of a Wind Turbine
C.7 Turbine Size
C.8 Efficiency Factors
C.9 Offshore Wind Turbines
C.10 Lifetime of a Turbine
C.11 Globalization Impacting the Wind Turbine Market
D. Growth Drivers & Challenges for Wind Energy
D.1 Supply Security
D.2 Environmental Potential
D.3 Climate Change & Wind Power
D.3.1 Clean Development Mechanism
D.3.2 Wind Energy CDM Projects
D.4 Economic Feasibility
D.5 Employment & Development of Rural Areas
D.6 Renewable Quotas
D.7 Diversification of Portfolio
D.8 Technology
E. Analyzing the Global Wind Energy Industry
E.1 Market Profile
E.2 Worldwide Economic Recession & Performance of the Wind Power Market
E.3 Market Statistics
E.4 Market Analysis by Region
E.4.1 Africa & the Middle East
E.4.2 Asia
E.4.3 Europe
E.4.4 North America
E.4.5 South & Latin America
E.4.6 Pacific Region
E.5 Wind Power in the European Union (EU)
E.5.1 Overview
E.5.2 Offshore Wind Market
E.5.3 Market Trends
E.5.4 Regulatory Framework
E.6 Global Offshore Wind Market
E.6.1 Overview
E.6.2 Asia
E.6.3 Europe
E.6.4 United States
E.7 Trends in the Global Wind Power Market
F. Wind Energy Cost Analysis
F.1 Overview
F.2 Cost of Wind Power
F.3 Wind Turbine Installation Cost
F.4 Total Cost
F.5 Cost for Connecting to the Grid
F.6 Developmental Costs
F.7 High Fixed Costs: Role of Operators
F.8 Comparing Costs with Conventional Power
Section 2: Country Analysis
A. Australia
A.1 Market Profile
A.2 Wind Resources
A.3 Major Wind Farms
A.4 Industry Projects
A.5 Regulatory Framework
A.6 Industry Outlook
B. Brazil
B.1 Market Profile
B.2 Wind Resources
B.3 Major Wind Farms
B.4 Offshore Wind Development
B.5 Regulatory Framework
B.6 Industry Outlook
C. Canada
C.1 Market Profile
C.2 Regulatory Framework
C.3 Wind Vision 2025
C.4 Industry Outlook
D. Chile
D.1 Market Profile
D.2 Regulatory Framework
D.3 Industry Outlook
E. China
E.1 Market Profile
E.2 Wind Resources
E.3 Geographical Distribution of Wind Resources
E.4 Offshore Wind Industry
E.5 Wind Power by Region
E.5.1 Eastern Inner Mongolia
E.5.2 Gansu Jiuquan
E.5.3 Hebei
E.5.4 Jiangsu Coastal Area
E.5.5 Jilin
E.5.6 Kumul, Xinjiang
E.5.7 Western Inner Mongolia
E.6 Onshore Feed-in Tariff
E.7 Regulatory Framework
E.8 Industry Outlook
F. Denmark
F.1 Market Profile
F.2 Wind Resources
F.3 Offshore Wind Market
F.3.1 Offshore Wind Power Policy
F.3.2 Double-Edged Development Strategy
F.3.3 Framework Conditions
F.3.4 Offshore Wind Energy Strategy
F.3.5 Feed-in Tariffs for Offshore Wind Power
F.3.6 Offshore Wind Power Future
F.4 Regulatory Framework
F.5 Industry Outlook
G. France
G.1 Market Profile
G.2 Offshore Wind Market
G.3 Regulatory Framework
G.4 Industry Outlook
H. Germany
H.1 Market Profile
H.2 Regulatory Framework
H.3 Offshore Wind Market
H.4 Industry Outlook
I. India
I.1 Market Profile
I.2 Wind Potential & Wind Resources
I.3 Offshore Wind Market
I.4 Regulatory Framework
I.5 Industry Outlook
J. Italy
J.1 Market Profile
J.2 Regulatory Framework
J.3 Industry Outlook
K. Japan
K.1 Market Profile
K.2 Impact of the Tohoku Earthquake
K.3 Wind Resources
K.4 Feed-in-Tariff & Regulatory Framework
K.5 Offshore Wind Market
K.6 Industry Outlook
L. Mexico
L.1 Market Profile
L.2 Regulatory Framework
L.3 Industry Outlook
M. Poland
M.1 Market Profile
M.2 Offshore Wind Market
M.3 Regulatory Framework
M.4 Industry Outlook
N. Romania
N.1 Market Profile
N.2 Regulatory Framework
N.3 Industry Outlook
O. Scotland
O.1 Market Profile
O.2 Growing Offshore Wind Market
O.3 Wind Resources
O.4 Wind Potential
P. Spain
P.1 Market Profile
P.2 Export Market
P.3 Wind Power Resources
P.4 Wind Power by Region
P.4.1 Galicia
P.4.2 Navarre
P.5 Regulatory Framework
Q. South Africa
Q.1 Market Profile
Q.2 Industry Challenges
Q.3 Industry Outlook
R. Turkey
R.1 Market Profile
R.2 Regulatory Framework
R.3 Industry Outlook
S. United Kingdom
S.1 Market Profile
S.2 Regulatory Framework
S.3 Industry Outlook
T. United States
T.1 Market Profile
T.2 Manufacturing Industry for Wind Turbines
T.3 Wind Resources
T.4 Wind Power Market by State
T.4.1 California
T.4.2 Illinois
T.4.3 Iowa
T.4.4 Kansas
T.4.5 Texas
T.5 Industry Outlook
Section 3: Global Wind Power Industry Forecast & Analysis of Major Players
A. Global Wind Power Industry Outlook
B. Major Players
B.1 Acciona SA
B.1.1 Corporate Profile
B.1.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.1.3 Financial Analysis
B.1.4 SWOT Analysis
B.2 Alstom SA
B.2.1 Corporate Profile
B.2.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.2.3 Financial Analysis
B.2.4 SWOT Analysis
B.3 Dong Energy A/S
B.3.1 Corporate Profile
B.3.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.3.3 Financial Analysis
B.3.4 SWOT Analysis
B.4 Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co., Ltd
B.4.1 Corporate Profile
B.4.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.4.3 Financial Analysis
B.4.4 SWOT Analysis
B.5 Electricité de France (EDF)
B.5.1 Corporate Profile
B.5.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.5.3 Financial Analysis
B.5.4 SWOT Analysis
B.6 Enercon
B.6.1 Corporate Profile
B.6.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.6.3 Financial Analysis
B.6.4 SWOT Analysis
B.7 E.ON SE
B.7.1 Corporate Profile
B.7.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.7.3 Financial Analysis
B.7.4 SWOT Analysis
B.8 Futuren SA
B.8.1 Corporate Profile
B.8.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.8.3 Financial Analysis
B.8.4 SWOT Analysis
B.9 Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica SA
B.9.1 Corporate Profile
B.9.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.9.3 Financial Analysis
B.9.4 SWOT Analysis
B.10 General Electric Company
B.10.1 Corporate Profile
B.10.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.10.3 Financial Analysis
B.10.4 SWOT Analysis
B.11 Hitachi
B.11.1 Corporate Profile
B.11.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.11.3 Financial Analysis
B.11.4 SWOT Analysis
B.12 Iberdrola SA
B.12.1 Corporate Profile
B.12.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.12.3 Financial Analysis
B.12.4 SWOT Analysis
B.13 LM Wind Power
B.13.1 Corporate Profile
B.13.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.13.3 Financial Analysis
B.13.4 SWOT Analysis
B.14 NextEra Energy, Inc.
B.14.1 Corporate Profile
B.14.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.14.3 Financial Analysis
B.14.4 SWOT Analysis
B.15 Nordex SE
B.15.1 Corporate Profile
B.15.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.15.3 Financial Analysis
B.15.4 SWOT Analysis
B.16 RWE AG
B.16.1 Corporate Profile
B.16.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.16.3 Financial Analysis
B.16.4 SWOT Analysis
B.17 Senvion SE
B.17.1 Corporate Profile
B.17.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.17.3 Financial Analysis
B.17.4 SWOT Analysis
B.18 Sinovel Wind Group Company Limited
B.18.1 Corporate Profile
B.18.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.18.3 Financial Analysis
B.18.4 SWOT Analysis
B.19 Suzlon Energy Limited
B.19.1 Corporate Profile
B.19.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.19.3 Financial Analysis
B.19.4 SWOT Analysis
B.20 Vattenfall AB
B.20.1 Corporate Profile
B.20.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.20.3 Financial Analysis
B.20.4 SWOT Analysis
B.21 Vestas Wind Systems A/S
B.21.1 Corporate Profile
B.21.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.21.3 Financial Analysis
B.21.4 SWOT Analysis
B.22 Windflow Technology Limited
B.22.1 Corporate Profile
B.22.2 Business Segment Analysis
B.22.3 Financial Analysis
B.22.4 SWOT Analysis
B.23 Centrica Plc
B.24 China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Co., Limited
B.25 China Longyuan Power Group Corporation Limited
B.26 Dewind Company
B.27 Direct Energie SA
B.28 Eneco Holding NV
B.29 Hindustan Zinc Limited
B.30 Huadian Fuxin Energy Corporation Limited
B.31 Huaneng Renewables Corporation Limited
B.32 Lagerwey Wind BV
B.33 Scottish and Southern Energy Plc
B.34 Tata Power Company Limited
B.35 Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Tech Co Ltd
B.36 Vergnet SA
Section 4: Conclusion
A. Appendix
B. Glossary of Terms
List of Figures
Figure 1: Power Curve for Wind Turbine
Figure 2: Energy Produced at Various Wind Speeds at Typical Wind Farm Site
Figure 3: Energy Produced at Various Wind Speeds at Typical Site
Figure 4: Capacity Factor in% of Rated Power
Figure 5: Aerodynamics of Wind Power
Figure 6: Components in a Simplified Wind Turbine
Figure 7: Airborne Wind Generator
Figure 8: Main Components of a Wind Turbine and their Share of the Overall Turbine Cost for a 5 MW Wind Turbine
Figure 9: Turbine Diameter Growth with Time
Figure 10: Growth in Size of Commercial Wind Turbine Designs
Figure 11: Development of the Average Wind Turbine Size Sold in Different Countries (in KW)
Figure 12: Increase in Turbine Prices from 2012 to 2014
Figure 13: Top 10 Cumulative Capacity as of Dec 2014
Figure 14: Top 10 New Installed Capacity Jan-Dec 2014
Figure 15: Global Annual Installed Wind Capacity 1997-2014
Figure 16: Global Cumulative Installed Wind Capacity 1997-2014
Figure 17: Annual Installed Capacity by Region 2006-2014
Figure 18: Share of New Wind Power Installations in the EU (in MW), 2014
Figure 19: Total Installed Capacity in the European Union (in MW), 2001-2014
Figure 20: Electricity Generating Installations in the EU (in GW), 2000-2014
Figure 21: Annual Offshore Wind Capacity Installations in Europe in 2014 (in MW)
Figure 22: Share of Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ at end of 2014 (in MW)
Figure 23: Calculated Costs per kWh of Wind Generated Power as a Function of the Wind Regime at the Chosen Site (Number of Full Load Hours)
Figure 24: O&M Costs as Reported for Selected Types and Ages of Turbines (c€/kWh)
Figure 25: O&M Costs Reported for Selected Sizes and Types of Wind Turbines (c€/kWh)
Figure 26: Component Costs for Typical Wind Plants
Figure 27: Electricity Generating Costs in Selected Regions, 2015 & 2030
Figure 28: Costs of Wind Produced Power as a Function of Wind Speed
Figure 29: Generating Costs of New Power Plants
Figure 30: Total Installed Wind Capacity in Australia (in MW), 2001-2014
Figure 31: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in Brazil (in MW), 2005-2014
Figure 32: Major Players in the Brazilian Wind Market & their Market Share in 2014 (in MW)
Figure 33: Installed Wind Capacity in Canada by Province, 2014
Figure 34: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in Chile (in MW), 2006-2014
Figure 35: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in China (in MW), 2011-2014
Figure 36: Distribution Map of China’s Average Wind Energy Density at 10m Above Ground Level
Figure 37: Costs to Electricity Consumers of the Feed-in Tariff for Wind Power Produced Electricity
Figure 38: Major Players in the French Wind Market, Cumulative, 2014 (in MW)
Figure 39: France Wind Energy Industry Installed Capacity by Region in 2014
Figure 40: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in Germany (in MW), 2002-2014
Figure 41: Development of Offshore Wind Energy in Germany (OWT feeding-in), by the end of 2014
Figure 42: Yearly Installed and Cumulative Capacity (MW) of Land-Based Wind Energy in Germany including Repowering and Dismantling, 1992-2014
Figure 43: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in India (in MW), 2001-2014
Figure 44: Wind Resource Map of India
Figure 45: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in Italy (in MW), 2001-2014
Figure 46: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in Japan (in MW), 2000-2014
Figure 47: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in Mexico (in MW), 2005-2014
Figure 48: Expected Growth of Installed Wind Capacity in Mexico (in MW), 2007-2022
Figure 49: Installed Capacity of Wind Power by Regions in Poland (in MW), 2014
Figure 50: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in Poland (in MW), 2001-2014
Figure 51: Wind Map of Romania
Figure 52: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in South Africa (in MW), 2002-2014
Figure 53: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in Turkey (in MW), 2001-2014
Figure 54: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in UK (in MW), 2001-2014
Figure 55: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in the US (in MW), 2001-2014
Figure 56: Supply Curve for Wind Energy - Current Bus-Bar Energy Costs
Figure 57: Supply Curve for Wind Energy - Energy Costs Including Connection to 10% of Existing Transmission Grid Capacity
Figure 58: 46 States with Substantial Wind Development by 2030
Figure 59: Total Installed Wind Capacity 1997-2020 (MW)
Figure 60: Revenues & Profitability of DONG Energy A/S (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 61: Revenues & Profitability of Electricité de France (EDF) (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 62: Revenues & Profitability of E.ON SE (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 63: Revenues & Profitability of Iberdrola SA (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 64: Revenues & Profitability of NextEra Energy, Inc. (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 65: Revenues & Profitability RWE AG (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 66: Revenues & Profitability of Suzlon Energy Limited (in USD Million), 2010-2014
Figure 67: Revenues & Profitability of Vattenfall AB (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 68: Revenues & Profitability China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Co., Limited (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 69: Revenues & Profitability of China Longyuan Power Group Corporation Limited (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 70: Revenues & Profitability of Hindustan Zinc Limited (in USD Million), 2010-2014
Figure 71: Revenues & Profitability Huadian Fuxin Energy Corporation Limited (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 72: Revenues & Profitability of Huaneng Renewables Corporation Limited (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 73: General Layout for a Wind Turbine System
Figure 74: An Offshore Wind Farm
Figure 75: Overall Wind Farm Costs
Figure 76: Total Renewables Cost Envelope vs. Coal, Gas & Nuclear Cost
Figure 77: Combustion Emissions from Electricity Generation 2005-2050
Figure 78: Low Emission Generation Requirements
List of Tables
Table 1: Four Optional Installation Systems for Offshore Wind Power
Table 2: Environmental Footprint of Wind
Table 3: Wind CDM Projects
Table 4: Global Installed Wind Power Capacity (MW) by Regions, 2013-2014
Table 5: Upcoming Offshore Wind Power Projects in Japan
Table 6: Wind Farms and Turbines Connected to the Grid at end of 2014 in Europe
Table 7: Large-scale Wind Turbines Newly Developed in Europe
Table 8: Power Range of Global Newly-installed Wind Turbines in 2010
Table 9: Cost Structure of a Typical 2 MW Wind Turbine Installed in Europe
Table 10: New Wind Farms in Australia in 2014
Table 11: Installed Wind Capacity in Australia by State
Table 12: Wind Farms under Construction in Australia
Table 13: Installed Wind Capacity by State in Brazil, 2014 (in MW)
Table 14: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in Canada (in MW), 2001-2014
Table 15: Top 10 Provinces in China with New Capacity Installed in 2014
Table 16: Installed Capacity Planned for the 10 GW-Scale Wind Power Base in Jiuquan, Gansu (MW)
Table 17: Installed Capacity Planned for Hebei Wind Power Base (MW)
Table 18: Cumulative Development Objectives for Jiangsu Wind Power Base (MW)
Table 19: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in Denmark (in MW), 2011-2014
Table 20: Total Installed Capacity of Wind Power in France (in MW), 2002-2014
Table 21: PLIs at Various Locations in India
Table 22: Estimated State-wise Wind Power Potential in India
Table 23: Development of New Wind Turbines by Japanese Manufacturers
Table 24: Completed Wind Projects in Mexico, 2014
Table 25: Installed Onshore Wind Capacity by Region in in the UK, 2014
Table 26: Key Financials of DONG Energy A/S (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 27: Key Financials of Electricité de France (EDF) (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 28: Major Turbines Developed by Enercon
Table 29: Key Financials of E.ON SE (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 30: Key Financials of Iberdrola SA (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 31: Key Financials of NextEra Energy, Inc. (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 32: Key Financials of RWE AG (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 33: Key Financials of Suzlon Energy Limited (in USD Million), 2010-2014
Table 34: Key Financials of Vattenfall AB (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 35: Key Financials of China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Co., Limited (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 36: Key Financials of China Longyuan Power Group Corporation Limited (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 37: Key Financials of Hindustan Zinc Limited (in USD Million), 2010-2014
Table 38: Key Financials of Huadian Fuxin Energy Corporation Limited (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 39: Key Financials of Huaneng Renewables Corporation Limited (in USD Million), 2009-2013

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