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Analyzing the Global Wind Turbine Market 2015

Analyzing the Global Wind Turbine Market 2015

As the world is fast moving away from the usage of fossil fuels and towards the growing usage of renewable energy resources, wind energy has emerged as the leading source of renewables in the last couple of years. Over the years, the technology behind wind power has also been changing and growing steadily. Wind turbine is of course the most important part of any wind power plant, responsible for generating the electricity from the plant. While most of the largest wind turbines now use active pitch control, it use of aerodynamic stall to restrict power has also become a unique characteristic of the wind turbine technology.

The exponential growth in turbine sizes has been driven primarily by cost. Small wind turbines even today remain quite expensive per kW installed as compared to the larger ones. This is particularly so if the primary function of the turbine is to produce grid quality electricity.

Land-based supply of electricity from wind is now dominated by wind turbines that are generally in the range of 1.5 to 2 MW. Apart from all this, operation and maintenance of wind turbines also have a major role to play in the overall functioning of the wind power industry.

Bringing all these factors under one report is Aruvian Research's offering Analyzing the Global Wind Turbine Market. The report begins with the basics of wind power, how electricity is generated from wind, wind power technology, and accommodating the variable nature of wind power.

Looking at the wind turbine industry we analyze the importance of wind power, the evolution of the wind turbine industry, global wind power industry, global offshore wind power industry through regions, etc.

Wind turbine technology is looked at technology evolution, generation technology, wind turbine weight and cost and the offshore wind turbine technology.

Operation and maintenance of wind turbines and the materials used in current wind turbines is also analyzed in the report Analyzing the Global Wind Turbine Market. We further analyze the power and size of wind turbines and how they have evolved over the years. The section also analyzes power and size in relation to small wind turbines, large wind turbines, mega wind turbines and micro wind turbines. The report moves on to analyze how a wind turbine works.

A section is devoted to small wind turbines and their market applications. Very small systems, wind-diesel systems, hybrid systems, grid-connected applications and systems and technology trends in small wind turbines are some of the factors that are analyzed in this section.

Market opportunities for wind turbines, industry trends, industry supply chain and strategy profiles of major turbine manufacturers are included in the report.

Industry forecast for the global wind energy industry as well as the global wind turbine industry is carried out in the report. Future technology trends are analyzed for blade and rotor design, turbine generators, manufacturing specializations, concentration of manufacturers, off-grid turbines and grid connected turbines.

An analysis of the major industry players is carried out in the report through the manufacturers of wind turbine generators, global gear box makers, global generator makers and wind turbine blade manufacturers. Some of the big industry players analyzed in the report include Acciona, Enercon, Gamesa, Vestas, Suzlon, Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Tech Co Ltd, etc. The report Analyzing the Global Wind Turbine Market analyzes a total of 35 major players in the global wind turbine industry.


A. Executive Summary
B. Introduction to Wind Power
B.1 A Clean Green Energy – Wind Power
B.1.1 What is Wind Power?
B.1.2 How does it Work?
B.2 Electricity from Wind
B.3 How do Wind Turbines Work?
B.4 Wind Power Technology
B.5 Wind Power Markets
B.6 Accommodating the Variable Nature of Wind Power
C. Looking at the Wind Turbine Industry
C.1 Importance of Wind Power
C.2 Evolution of the Wind Turbine Industry
C.2.1 Technical Challenge of a Unique Technology
C.2.2 Aerodynamic Stall
C.2.3 Fatigue Cycles
C.2.4 Development of Commercial Technology
C.3 Market Overview
C.4 Global Wind Power Industry
C.5 Global Offshore Wind Power Industry
C.5.1 Overview
C.5.2 Asia
C.5.3 Europe
C.5.4 United States
C.5.5 Role of Utilities in Offshore Wind
C.5.6 Supply Challenges
D. Looking at the Wind Turbine Technology
D.1 Introduction
D.2 Expected Technology Evolution
D.3 Generation Technology
D.4 Weight and Cost
D.5 Offshore Wind Turbine Technology
E. Operation and Maintenance of Wind Turbines
E.1 Wind Turbines and Wind Speed
E.2 Wind Turbine Availability
E.3 Stand-alone and Grid-connected Small Wind Turbines
F. Materials Used in Current Wind Turbines
F.1 Market Overview
F.2 Future Component Development
G. Wind Turbines: Power and Size
G.1 Overview
G.2 Small Wind Systems
G.2.1 Home Average Needs & Wind Turbine Production
G.3 Large Wind Turbines
G.4 Mega Wind Turbines Power
G.5 Micro Wind Turbines
G.5 Number of Wind Turbines Required
H. How Does a Wind Turbine Work?
H.1 Components of Wind Turbines
H.1.1 Sub Components
H.2 Production Methods
H.3 Raw Materials
H.4 Architecture of a Modern Wind Turbine
H.5 Design Drivers for Modern Technology
I. Analysis of Small Wind Turbines
I.1 Overview
I.2 Markets and Applications for Small Wind Turbines
I.3 Evolution of Commercial SWT Technology
I.4 Isolated Applications
I.5 Very Small Systems
I.6 Hybrid Systems
I.7 Wind-Diesel Systems
I.8 Grid-Connected Applications
I.9 Market Development
I.10 Grid-Connected Systems
I.11 Technology Trends and Recent Developments
J. Market Facts
J.1 Overview
J.2 Key Market Trends
J.3 Demand Side
J.4 Offshore Market
J.5 Trends in Established Markets
K. Impact of the Credit Crunch on the Global Wind Turbine Industry
L. Wind Turbine Cost Analysis
L.1 Cost Analysis of a Wind Farm
L.2 Impacts on Cost
L.3 Conclusion
M. Wind Turbine Market Opportunities
M.1 Specific Markets
M.1.1 Europe
M.1.2 United States
M.1.3 China
M.1.4 India
M.2 Opportunities in Wind Technology
N. Analyzing Industry Trends
N.1 Competitive Trends
N.1.1 Market Players
N.1.2 Large Turbine Manufacturers
N.2 Looking at Tariff Measures
N.2.1 U.S. Tariff and Nontariff Measures
N.2.2 Foreign Tariff Measures
N.3 Trend of Globalization
N.4 Primary Customers for Wind Turbines
N.5 Factors Affecting Wind Turbine Demand
O. Analyzing the Wind Turbine Supply Chain
O.1 Current Situation
O.2 Specific Conclusions for Key Components and Materials in the Supply Chain
O.2.1 Blades
O.2.2 Gearboxes
O.2.3 Electric Generators
O.2.4 Large Bearings
O.2.5 Power Converters
O.2.6 Power Transformers
O.2.7 Castings
O.2.8 Forgings
O.3 OEM’s in the Wind Turbine Supply Chain
O.3.1 Nacelle Components
P. Analyzing Strategy Profiles
P.1 Overview
P.2 Blade Manufacturers
P.3 Gearbox Suppliers
P.4 Tower Manufacturers
P.5 Research and Development
Q. Market Forecast
Q.1 Future Perspective
Q.2 Future Technology Trends
Q.2.1 Blade and Rotor Design
Q.2.2 Generator
Q.2.3 Manufacturing Specializations
Q.2.4 Concentration of Manufacturers
Q.2.5 Off-Grid
Q.2.6 Grid Connected
R. Leading Industry Players
R.1 Global Wind Turbine Generators
R.1.1 Acciona
R.1.2 Enercon
R.1.3 Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica SA
R.1.4 General Electric Company
R.1.5 Nordex SE
R.1.6 RWE AG
R.1.7 Siemens
R.1.8 Suzlon Energy Limited
R.1.9 Vestas Wind Systems A/S
R.1.10 Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Tech Co Ltd
R.2 Global Gear Box Makers
R.2.1 Bosch Rexroth
R.2.2 China High Speed Transmission Equipment Group
R.2.3 CSIC (Chongqing) Haizhuang Windpower Equipment Co., Ltd. (CSIC)
R.2.4 Emergya Wind Technologies B.V.
R.2.5 Guodian United Power Technology Co., Ltd.
R.2.6 Inox Wind
R.2.7 Ishibashi Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
R.2.8 Lagerwey Wind BV
R.2.9 Leitwind
R.2.10 Moventas Santasalo Oy
R.2.11 Regen Powertech
R.2.12 Renk AG
R.2.13 STX Windpower BV
R.2.14 Vensys Energy
R.2.15 XEMC Windpower
R.3 Global Generator Makers
R.3.1 ABB
R.3.2 ELIN Motoren
R.3.3 Leroy-Somer Holding
R.3.4 Shanghai Electric
R.3.5 Winergy AG
R.3.6 Yongji Xinshisu Electric Equipment Co., Ltd
R.4 Global Blade Manufacturers
R.4.1 Euros GmbH
R.4.2 Lianyungang Zhongfu Lianzhong Composites Group Co., Ltd.
R.4.3 LM Wind Power
R.4.4 Senvion SE
T. Glossary of Terms
List of Figures
Figure 1: Top 10 Cumulative Capacity as of Dec 2014
Figure 2: Top 10 New Installed Capacity Jan-Dec 2014
Figure 3: Global Annual Installed Wind Capacity 1997-2014
Figure 4: Global Cumulative Installed Wind Capacity 1997-2014
Figure 5: Annual Installed Capacity by Region 2006-2014
Figure 6: Annual Offshore Wind Capacity Installations in Europe in 2014 (in MW)
Figure 7: Share of Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ at end of 2014 (in MW)
Figure 8: Global Offshore Installed Base Market Share 2014
Figure 9: Growth in Size of Commercial Wind Turbine Designs
Figure 10: Historical Development of Wind Turbines by Size
Figure 11: Major Components of a Wine Turbine
Figure 12: Wind Turbine Technology Evolution
Figure 13: Factors Driving Evolution & Innovation in Wind Turbine Design
Figure 14: Wind Speed Scale
Figure 15: Typical Power Curve of a Wind Turbine
Figure 16: How a Wind Turbine Comes Together
Figure 17: Wind Turbine Major Components
Figure 18: Schematic of Wind Turbine Major Subcomponents
Figure 19: Typical Nacelle Layout of a Modern Wind Turbine
Figure 20: Ecotecnia 100 Nacelle Layout
Figure 21: Vestas V90 Nacelle Layout
Figure 22: Global Wind Turbine Market Share, by OEM, 2014
Figure 23: Global Wind Energy in MW of Added Capacity per Year
Figure 24: Global Turbine Manufacturing Trends Overview by Region
Figure 25: Share of New Wind Power Installations in the EU (in MW), 2014
Figure 26: Market Share of Large Turbine Manufacturers
Figure 27: Wind Power Turbine Value Chain
Figure 28: Wind Power Industry Value Chain Segmentation
Figure 29: Wind Turbine Production Process
Figure 30: Wind Turbine Component Supply Overview
Figure 31: Vertical Integration, Blade Manufacturing
Figure 32: Vertical Integration, Gearbox and Generator Manufacturing
Figure 33: Vertical Integration, Tower Manufacturing
Figure 34: Total Installed Wind Capacity 1997-2020 (MW)
Figure 35: REDULUS GPV Gearbox by Bosch Rexroth
Figure 36: Gearbox REDULUS GPV-D by Bosch Rexroth
List of Tables
Table 1: Emissions Factors of Gas, Coal and Wind Technologies (lb/MWh)
Table 2: Upcoming Offshore Wind Power Projects in Japan
Table 3: Wind Farms and Turbines Connected to the Grid at end of 2014 in Europe
Table 4: Turbine Component Weight and Cost
Table 5: Percentage of Materials Used in Current Wind Turbine Component
Table 6: Wind Turbine Raw Materials, % by Weight, including Blades & Towers
Table 7: Classification of Small Wind Turbines
Table 8: Applications for Small Wind Turbines
Table 9: Cost Analysis of a Wind Farm
Table 10: Cost Breakdown by Components of a Wind Turbine
Table 11: Large-scale Wind Turbines Newly Developed in Europe
Table 12: Power Range of Global Newly-installed Wind Turbines in 2010
Table 13: Wind-turbines & Components: Harmonized Tariff Schedule Subheading, Description & Column 1 Rate of Duty as of January 31, 2009
Table 14: Applied Tariff Rates, Wind-Powered Generating Sets, 2008 unless Otherwise Noted
Table 15: Wind Turbine Bound and Applied Tariff Rates, by Income Level, Percent
Table 16: Global Production Locations of Major Turbine Manufacturers
Table 17: Major Turbines Developed by Enercon

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