Reportlinker Adds Wind Energy Outlook for North America: Wind Power Generation Capacity and Turbine Deployments: Market Analysis and Forecasts

November 30, 2009

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Wind Energy Outlook for North America: Wind Power Generation Capacity and Turbine Deployments: Market Analysis and Forecasts


In 2008, United States wind power generation capacity passed the 25 gigawatt mark by adding over 8 gigawatts from the year before, which represented the largest individual gain of any country in the world. This growth rate of 50% exceeded that of the year before, indicating that the market is still relatively young and has room to grow, despite the economic slowdown. The market for wind turbines will continue to grow through 2015 driven by new generation additions as well as replacements of smaller, older turbines with new, larger, more efficient turbines. In 2007, generation capacity from renewable sources made up only 4% of the world’s electricity sources, but 16% of new electricity generation capacity additions were from renewables with wind power making up more than 80% of these gains by renewables.

The year 2009 will be a defining moment for wind power markets around the world. The global economic crisis that began in late 2008 has thrown the industry into confusion, along with most other global industries. Two competing market views exist, and representatives from each camp were interviewed for this report across the wind power value chain, such as components suppliers, turbine OEMs, wind developers, and power providers.

This report analyzes the opportunities and challenges facing wind power in North America – particularly turbine manufacturers – in the current economic and political climate. It assesses drivers of growth include rising demand for electricity, pro-wind regulatory environments, advantages over other renewables, and technological innovations driving down lifetime costs of producing wind power. Key players in the wind energy business are profiled and the report also includes rich quantitative analysis including market sizing, segmentation, market share analysis of top turbine vendors, and growth forecasts for the United States and Canada through 2015.

Key questions addressed:

- What will be the installed wind generation capacity by 2015 in North America?

- How many turbines will be required to meet wind generation capacity goals, including replacing aging fleets?

- What are the key industry growth drivers and challenges inhibiting growth of wind – power?

- What are the economics of turbine manufacturing, installation, operations, and maintenance?

- What technological advances may drive down the lifetime costs of wind power production?

- What market shares do the top turbine manufacturers have of installed wind generation capacity?

Who needs this report?

- Wind turbine manufacturers (OEM and components)

- Wind energy developers

- Wind turbine raw materials suppliers

- Wind energy investors

- Wind energy EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) providers

- Government agencies and regulatory officials

- Industry associations

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Market Issues

2.1 Defining the Market

2.1.1 Wind Power in the Context of All Electricity Sources Global Cumulative Electricity Capacity and Additions – All Sources Global Renewable Electricity Generation Capacity and Additions

2.2 Industry Growth Drivers

2.2.1 Increasing Demand for Energy

2.2.2 Legislative, Regulatory, Incentives, and Subsidies

2.2.3 Advantages to Other Renewables Lower Lifetime Costs than Solar and Hydroelectric Potential Forecasting Improvements Less Land Use Impacts than Solar

2.2.4 Improvements to Existing Technologies Increasing Turbine Capacities Self-Erecting Towers Better Component Reliability

2.3 Implementation Issues

2.3.1 Economic Disadvantages to Nonrenewable Sources

2.3.2 Transmission Line Constraints

3. Technology Issues

3.1 Wind Turbine Basics

3.1.1 Towers

3.1.2 Nacelles and Interior Components

3.1.3 Rotors – Blades and Hub

3.1.4 Wind Turbine Raw Materials

3.1.5 Types Horizontal Axis vs. Vertical Axis Upwind vs. Downwind Three Blades vs. Two Blades Onshore vs. Offshore Direct Drive vs. Traditional Geared Turbine

3.1.6 Marketability and Commercialization Cost Equipment Costs Balance of Station Costs Operations and Maintenance Costs Refurbishment Costs Efficiency Reliability Scalability Availability

4. Market Forecasts and Demand Drivers

4.1 World Energy Generation by Region

4.2 World Renewable Energy Generation by Region

4.2.1 Estimated Wind Energy Production by Region

4.2.2 Wind Energy Forecasts, North America United States Canada

5. Key Industry Players

5.1 Established Turbine Designers, Integrators, and Manufacturers

5.1.1 ACCIONA Energia

5.1.2 Enercon

5.1.3 Gamesa

5.1.4 GE Wind Energy

5.1.5 Mitsubishi Power Systems

5.1.6 Nordex Group

5.1.7 REpower Systems AG

5.1.8 Siemens Energy Sector

5.1.9 Suzlon Energy Limited

5.1.10 Vestas

5.2 New Entrants and Innovators: Turbine Designers, Integrators, and Manufacturers

5.2.1 American Superconductor (AMSC) and Windtec (subsidiary)

5.2.2 Clipper Windpower

5.2.3 Eozen

5.2.4 Nordic Windpower

5.3 Turbine Component Manufacturers

5.3.1 Bosch Rexroth

5.3.2 LM Glasfiber

6. Company Directory

7. Acronym and Abbreviation List

8. Table of Contents

9. Table of Figures

10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

Table of Charts and Figures

Global Cumulative Electricity Capacity by Source: 2007

Global Electricity Capacity Additions: 2007

Global Cumulative Renewable Energy Electricity Capacity by Source: 2007

Global Renewable Electricity Capacity Additions by Source: 2007

Comparative Household Electricity Prices for Industrialized Countries: 1999-2006

Global Installed Electricity Generating Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2005-2025

Electricity Generation Sources for U.S., OECD Europe and Japan: 2007

Cumulative Wind Power Production, World Markets: 2006-2015

Annual Wind Turbine Unit Sales, North America: 2007-2015

Annual Wind Turbine Revenues, North America: 2007-2015

Wind Turbine Market Share by Manufacturer, World Markets: 2008

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, Energy Funding

Estimated Lifetime Generation Costs by Renewable Fuel Type

Wind Speeds Can Drop Suddenly

Land Conversion from Agriculture: Wind vs. Concentrated Solar Energy

Causes of Bird Fatalities

Wind Turbine Sizes Have Grown Dramatically Over 30 Years

Estimated Lifetime Generation Costs by Power Production Plant Type

Diagram of a Sample Wind Turbine

Evolution of Turbine Tower Designs

Diagram of a Sample Nacelle

Rotor Diameters Increased More than 5X Since 1980

Main Raw Materials Used in Wind Turbines

Horizontal and Vertical Axis Designs

Select Wind Turbine Prices, 2008

Sample Capital Costs of an Installed Turbine: 1.5 MW Example, 2009

Types of Repairs on Wind Turbines (2.5kW to 1.5MW), 2008

U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards, Goals, and Required Renewables

Summary of Opportunities and Challenges for Wind Power and Turbine Manufacturing

Cost for Wind Turbine Components

Table of Tables

Cumulative Installed Wind Capacity, North America: 2006-2015

New Additions of Wind Capacity, North America: 2007-2015

Growth in Cumulative Installed Wind Capacity, North America: 2007-2015

Wind Energy Production, North America: 2006-2015

Average Wind Turbine Price per Kilowatt, North America: 2007-2015

New Wind Turbines Deployed, North America: 2007-2015

Total Wind Turbines Deployed, North America: 2007-2015

Wind Turbine Investments, North America: 2007-2015

Wind Turbine Market Share by Manufacturer, World Markets: 2008

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