Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a1c452/global_wind_power) has announced the addition of the “Global Wind Power Report 2008” report to their offering.
Today, fossil fuels like oil and natural gas make up to two third of all the energy used in the world. Since most of these resources have already been discovered, their availability in the longer run is questionable. According to the estimates of energy experts, at the current rate these fossil fuels are expected to last no more than 100 years. In such a scenario, it is in our interest to look for alternatives for these fuels to meet our energy demands. Also over the last decade, concerns over global warning and climate change has forced policy makers to move away from using fossil fuels, a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions. In these circumstances, there is a growing need to develop technologies to harness energy from renewable sources of energy including Wind Energy.
Wind is the world’s fastest-growing energy source with an average annual growth rate of 29% over the last ten years. In 2007, the global wind power generating capacity crossed 94 gigawatts. This represents a twelve-fold increase from a decade ago, when world wind-generating capacity stood at just over 7.6 gigawatts. Being an emerging fuel source a decade ago, wind energy has grown rapidly into a mature and booming global industry. Further, the power generation costs of wind energy have fallen by 50%, moving closer to the cost of conventional energy sources. The future prospects of the global wind industry are very encouraging and it is estimated to grow by more than 70% over the next five years to reach 160 gigawatts by year 2012.
The report – Global Wind Power Report 2008 – analyzes this industry, starting from the basics to what is driving this industry. The report starts off with a brief overview of the global energy market which contains data on global energy statistics, outlook for the industry, the growing focus on renewable energy worldwide, and of course, the potential of wind energy. The report then moves on the discussing the basic technology behind wind turbines. The section looks at component and principles of wind turbines and the various types of wind turbines available today.
Further, the report discusses in details the global wind industry with current wind turbine installations, recent industry developments and future prospects of the technology. Report also presents insights into the factors that are encouraging this industry along with challenges that need to be addressed for future growths. A detailed cost analysis is presented to give current and future generation costs and its costs are compared with other technologies.
Report further investigates developments and trends in various countries across the world. For each of these countries, report covers current developments, factors driving growth, policy to support wind energy and future prospects of wind energy in that country. Brief profiles of leading vendors and developers including – Suzlon, Enercon, Gamesa, GE, Nordex AG, Siemens, and Vestas – is also presented. Report also presents a study of some recent and important wind power projects across the globe.
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Key Topics Covered:
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. GLOBAL ENERGY MARKET
III. WIND POWER – BASIC TECHNOLOGY
IV. GLOBAL WIND ENERGY MARKET
V. FACTORS AFFECTING WIND ENERGY GROWTH
VI. COST ANALYSIS
VII. MAJOR WIND ENERGY MARKETS
VIII. MAJOR WIND POWER COMPANIES
IX. WIND ENERGY PROJECTS
X. APPENDIX AND GLOSSARY
-Gamesa Eolica S.A.
-GE Wind Energy
-REpower Systems AG
-Siemens Wind Power A/S
-Suzlon Energy A/S
-Vestas Wind Systems A/S
-Wind Turbine Industries
-World Power Technologies
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