Analyzing Small Wind Turbines 2016

Analyzing Small Wind Turbines 2016

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.

The industry was affected by the global financial crisis and 2010 was 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 has taken place in recent years. Also the dip in overall wind market demand that has followed the financial constraints has not constrained wind industry development & technology innovation.

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.

Since wind turbines have many applications from the smallest to the biggest, Aruvian Research presents a research report solely focusing on Small Wind Turbines and the role they play in the global wind power industry. The report provides a numerical base of the wind turbine market by providing detail on wind turbine market on the demand as well as turbine numbers and size installed in major markets which also give an insight on the trends which are being noticed in such established markets globally.

A. Executive Summary
B. Introduction to Wind Power
B.1 Electricity from Wind
B.2 How do Wind Turbines Work?
B.3 Wind Power Technology
B.4 Wind Power Markets
B.5 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
C.6 Outlook for the Global Wind Energy Industry
C.6.1 Africa and the Middle East
C.6.2 Asia Pacific
C.6.3 Europe
C.6.4 Latin & Central America
C.6.5 North America
D. Analysis of Small Wind Turbines
D.1 Overview
D.2 Markets and Applications for Small Wind Turbines
D.3 Evolution of Commercial SWT Technology
D.4 Isolated Applications
D.5 Very Small Systems
D.6 Hybrid Systems
D.7 Wind-Diesel Systems
D.8 Grid-Connected Applications
D.9 Market Development
D.10 Grid-Connected Systems
D.11 Technology Trends and Recent Developments
E. Appendix
E.1 How Does a Wind Turbine Work?
E.1.1 Components of Wind Turbines
E.1.2 Production Methods
E.1.3 Raw Materials
E.1.4 Architecture of a Modern Wind Turbine
E.1.5 Design Drivers for Modern Technology
E.2 Figures & Tables
F. Glossary of Terms
List of Figures
Figure 1: Top 10 New Installed Capacity as of Jan-Dec 2015
Figure 2: Top 10 Cumulative Capacity as of Dec 2015
Figure 3: Global Annual Installed Wind Capacity 2000-2015
Figure 4: Global Cumulative Installed Wind Capacity 2000-2015
Figure 5: Annual Installed Capacity by Region 2007-2015
Figure 6: Global Offshore Installed Base Market Share 2015
Figure 7: Global Wind Energy Market Forecast, 2015-2020
Figure 8: Typical Nacelle Layout of a Modern Wind Turbine
Figure 9: Ecotecnia 100 Nacelle Layout
Figure 10: Vestas V90 Nacelle Layout
Figure 11: General Layout for a Wind Turbine System
Figure 12: Proposed Offshore Wind Projects, 2015
Figure 13: An Offshore Wind Farm
Figure 14: Typical Power Curve of a Wind Turbine
Figure 15: How a Wind Turbine Comes Together
Figure 16: Wind Turbine Major Components
Figure 17: Schematic of Wind Turbine Major Subcomponents
Figure 18: Wind Turbine Market Share
Figure 19: Global Wind Energy in MW of Added Capacity per Year
Figure 20: Global Turbine Manufacturing Trends Overview by Region
Figure 21: Market Share of Large Turbine Manufacturers
Figure 22: Wind Turbine Production Process
List of Tables
Table 1: Emissions Factors of Gas, Coal and Wind Technologies (lb/MWh)
Table 2: Offshore Installations in China, 2007-2015
Table 3: Offshore Wind Projects in China by end 2015
Table 4: Offshore Wind Projects in Japan by end 2015
Table 5: Planned Offshore Wind Projects in Japan
Table 6: Wind Farms and Turbines Connected to the Grid at end of 2015 in Europe
Table 7: Classification of Small Wind Turbines
Table 8: Applications for Small Wind Turbines
Table 9: Wind Turbine Raw Materials, % by Weight, including Blades & Towers
Table 10: Percentage of Materials Used in Current Wind Turbine Component

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