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Wind Energy – International Market Trends

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Uncertainty and unrest in the energy sector, rapidly depleting natural resources, political pressures and environmental issues are shedding light on the rapidly evolving role of clean technologies such as wind power, solar energy, fuel-celled power automobiles and other bio materials. As an evolving industry, and the fastest growing segment of the energy sector, wind power is poised to make significant contributions in future energy generation requirements. Recent strategic developments in the wind industry, vibrant new power project undertakings and upgradation activities, cumulative increment in new capacity installations in the recent past, and shift in governmental energy plans, all point to a buoyant market growth.

The global wind industry stands at the forefront of an era, where renewable, clean energy sources are increasingly been viewed as an invaluable investment opportunity for energy companies. With customers becoming increasingly apprehensive about the environmental impact of the traditional fossil fuels, long-term survival of power companies hinges upon promoting, and developing other energy alternatives that are emission free, renewable and eco-friendly.

These and other market data and trends are presented in “Wind Energy: International Market Trends” by BizAcumen, Inc. Our reports are designed to be most comprehensive in geographic coverage and vertical market analyses.

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CONTENTS

1. METHODOLOGY 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Quantitative Techniques & Reporting Level 3

2. STUDY HIGHLIGHTS 4

3. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 5

Outlook 5

Future Shift 5

Clean Energy Trends: The Changing Face of the Future 6

Wind Industry: Polishing Up for a Larger Global Role 6

Wind Energy Market Raises a Toast Towards a Bright Future 6

The Outer Boundaries of Possibilities: Year 2020 7

Trends & Issues 7

Global Economic Crisis Hinders Growth in Energy Sector 7

A Market for Capturing the Winds! 8

Unraveling the Power of the Wind 8

What Makes Winds a Clean, Safe & Affordable Source of Energy? 9

Prospects of Wind Energy: Mystifying Favoritism? 9

Wind Energy Research Projects Get a Shot in the Arm 10

Europe and North America: Dominating the Wind Energy Industry 10

Denmark: A Model for Wind Energy Adoption 11

Developing World – An Upcoming Region 12

Growing Trend towards Off-Shore Wind Farms Across Western

Europe 13

Surging Wind Energy Industry Fans Demand for Wind Turbines 13

Transforming Paradigms of Wind Energy 13

Wind Energy Caught “in the thick” Despite Expectations of

Spectacular Growth 14

Factors Influencing the Market 14

Growing Environmental Concerns 14

Increasing Regulations 15

Rising Electricity Consumption & Energy Prices 15

Decreasing Costs of Wind Energy 15

Factors Responsible for Decreasing Costs of Wind Energy

Generation 16

Promotion Systems for Wind Energy 16

Spiraling Effect of International Wind Energy Incentives 17

Technological Advancements in Wind Turbines & Other Components 17

Flawed Infrastructure Continues to Haunt the Wind Industry 18

Gearboxes and Geared Motors – Transformation Undertaken by

the European Manufacturers 18

Major Markets 19

Germany 19

Spain 20

Denmark 20

The United States 20

India 21

Emerging Markets – An Overview 21

Brazil 21

Canada 21

The Netherlands 21

The United Kingdom 22

Market Structure 22

Structural Overview of the Global Wind Energy Market 22

Classification of Environment Driven & Energy Driven Markets 23

Leading Players in the World Market for Wind Turbines 24

4. PRODUCT FACTS 24

Wind Energy 24

5. CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 25

EDP Acquires Hydra Energy’s Wind Energy Projects 25

GE Inks Agreement with Invenergy 25

Dakota to Develop Utility Scale Wind Projects 25

Dominion Attains 50% Stake in BP’s Flower Ridge Project 25

GE Bags Major Contract from RES 25

TransAlta to Develop Wind Project in Canada 26

MSPL to Expand Energy Capacity 26

Suzlon Receives Repeat Order from HWE 26

Pacific Hydro Inks Agreement with Suzlon 26

Wind Energy America Acquires Boreal 26

HWE Places Order for Wind Turbines to Suzlon 26

GE Energy Bags Major Contract from EDP 27

CIRI Partners with EnXco 27

E.ON Pockets Aitricity North America 27

Freenergy and Vardar Acquires Tooma Tuulepark 27

Babcock & Brown Acquires Bluewater Wind 27

AEP Inks Agreement with Camp Grove 27

AES to Expand Buffalo Gap Facility 28

AES Acquires Wind Energy Projects from GE 28

EMG Pockets Goat Mountain 28

Canadian Hydro Developers Pockets Le Nordais Facility 28

SkyPower Divests Terrawinds Project 28

Suez Acquires Ventus 28

Marubeni Acquires Majority Stake in Oak Creek 28

Fersa Acquires Majority Stake in Estonian Est 29

Iberdrola Pockets CPV 29

Hendricks Pockets Roug 29

Greentech Expands Wind Energy Portfolio 29

GDF Acquires Nass and Wind 29

EDP Pockets HWE 29

Ampal Partners with Clal 30

AES Forms Alliance with Guohua 30

Suzlon Acquires REpower 30

BP to Begin Construction of 5 US Wind Power Projects 30

Airtricity Completes Forest Creek Wind Farm 30

EMG and USWF Collaborate for Developing Wind Farms 31

enXco Inks O&M Agreement for Camp Grove 31

Finavera Renewables Enters into a Purchase Agreement for

150MW Canadian Project 31

Midwest Wind Energy to Construct 100MW Wind Farm 31

Canadian Hydro Buys Vector Wind Energy of Ottawa for C$5.3

million 31

TransAlta and New Brunswick Sign Long- Term Power Contract 32

RWE Joins Forces with Suzlon for Wind Energy Project 32

Suncor Energy and Acciona Commence Construction of Ontario

Project 32

Siemens Bags Large Order for Wind Turbines 32

Endesa Acquires Italian Wind Power Capacity from Gamesa 32

Elecnor and Endesa Partner to Develop Marine Wind Energy

Projects in Spain 33

EUFER Begins Construction of Galicia Wind Farms 33

Theolia Forms a Strategic Alliance with GE Energy Financial

Services 33

EdP Expands Investment in Wind Energy 33

Shell Wind Energy Completes Egmond aan Zee Offshore Wind Project 34

Solar Night Industries Launches Skystream 3.7 Wind Turbine 34

Cuba Opens First Wind Power Project 34

Endesa Europe Launches Lehaucourt Wind Farm 34

So Siegfriedsen Develops Wind Energy Plant 34

PacWind Releases Proprietary Wind Energy Applications 34

6. MAJOR PLAYERS 35

American Electric Power (USA) 35

AES Corporation (USA) 35

Cielo Wind Power (USA) 35

Enel SpA (Italy) 35

Enercon GmbH (Germany) 36

FPL Energy LLC (USA) 36

Green Mountain Energy Company (USA) 36

GE Energy (USA) 36

Shell Windenergy, Inc. (USA) 37

Suzlon Energy Limited (India) 37

TransAlta Wind (Canada) 37

Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Denmark) 37

7. GLOBAL MARKET ANALYTICS 38

8. THE UNITED STATES 40

American Wind Energy Market 40

United States: Waking From the Rip Van Winkle Slumber 40

Factors Influencing Wind Energy Growth in the US 42

Trends & Issues 42

PTC Extension Restores Market Momentum 42

US Sheds its Image of a Major Consumer of Fossil Fuels 43

A Peek into the Resurgence of Wind Energy in the US 44

Key Developmental Concerns 44

Technologies 45

Inadequate Transmission Infrastructure 45

Transmission Penalties – A Drag on Competitiveness 45

Farmers in the US – The Supreme Beneficiaries of Wind Energy 46

A Windmap of Windpower Status 47

California 47

Illinois 47

Minnesota 47

Texas 47

Iowa 48

Washington 48

9. CANADA 49

Canadian Wind Energy Market 49

Drawn by the Piper’s Tune 49

Trends & Issues 49

Canada: High on Winds 49

Ontario – A Leader in the Making 49

Kyoto Plan – Major Benefit for Wind Energy Expansion 50

Changing Phase in Canadian Wind Energy Industry 50

10. JAPAN 52

Japanese Wind Energy Market 52

Catching Up with the Winds 52

11. EUROPE 54

a. Germany 59

b. Spain 61

c. Denmark 64

d. Italy 67

e. The United Kingdom 69

f. The Netherlands 73

g. Greece 74

h. France 76

i. Portugal 77

j. Austria 79

k. Rest of Europe 80

12. ASIA-PACIFIC 83

a. India 85

b. China 88

c. Australia 90

d. Rest of Asia Pacific 93

13. AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST 94

14. LATIN AMERICA 95

The Cost Curve 95

Competition 95

What Does It Take to Develop the Wind Energy Market in Latin

America? 95

EXHIBITS

Table 1: Distribution of Wind Power by Region: 2025

Table 2: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Countries for Wind

Energy Capacity in the World – 2007

Table 3: Percentage Breakdown Leading Wind Turbines

Manufacturers in the World – 2007

Table 4: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in the World by Region

for the Period 2007-2015 (in Megawatts)

Table 5: Percentage Breakdown of Installed Wind Energy

Capacity in the World by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 6: Wind Energy Capacity Additions in the World by Region

for the Period 2007-2015 (In Megawatts)

Table 7: Percentage Breakdown of Wind Energy Capacity

Additions in the World by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 8: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Wind Turbine

Manufacturers in the US -Turbine Installed Capacity – 2005

Table 9: Leading US Wind Energy Developers – by Installed

Capacity – 2005

Table 10: Leading US Wind Energy Owners by Cumulative

Installed Capacity in Megawatts – 2005

Table 11: Leading Wind Energy States in the US by Installed

Capacity – 2007

Table 12: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in the US: 2007-2015

(in Megawatts)

Table 13: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Canada: 2007-2015

(in Megawatts)

Table 14: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Japan: 2007-2015

(in Megawatts)

Table 15: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Europe by

Country/Region: 2007-2015 (in Megawatts)

Table 16: Percentage Breakdown of Installed Wind Energy

Capacity in Europe by Country/Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 17: Wind Energy Capacity Additions in Europe by

Country/Region: 2007-2015 (In Megawatts)

Table 18: Percentage Breakdown of Wind Energy Capacity

Additions in Europe by Country/Region for the Years 2008 &

Table 19: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Wind Turbines

Manufacturers in Germany by Turbine Installed Capacity – 2005

Table 20: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Germany: 2007-2015

(in Megawatts)

Table 21: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Wind Energy Players

in Spain by Installed Capacity – 2005

Table 22: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Spain: 2007-2015

(in Megawatts)

Table 23: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Denmark: 2007-2015

(in Megawatts)

Table 24: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Wind Energy

Producers in Italy by of Installed Capacity – 2004

Table 25: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Wind Turbine

Manufacturers in Italy by Turbine Installed Capacity – 2004

Table 26: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Italy: 2007-2015

(in Megawatts)

Table 27: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in the UK: 2007-2015

(in Megawatts)

Table 28: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in the Netherlands:

2007-2015 (in Megawatts)

Table 29: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Wind Turbine

Manufacturers in Greece by Installed Turbine Capacity – 2005

Table 30: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Greece: 2007-2015

(in Megawatts)

Table 31: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Wind Turbine

Manufacturers in France by Turbine Installed Capacity – 2005

Table 32: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in France: 2007-2015

(in Megawatts)

Table 33: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Wind Energy

Developers in Portugal by Installed Capacity – 2005

Table 34: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Wind Turbine

Manufacturers in Portugal by Turbine Installed Capacity – 2005

Table 35: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Portugal:

2007-2015 (in Megawatts)

Table 36: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Wind Turbine

Manufacturers in Austria by Turbine Installed Capacity – 2005

Table 37: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Austria: 2007-2015

(in Megawatts)

Table 38: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Rest of Europe:

2007-2015 (in Megawatts)

Table 39: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Asia-Pacific by

Country/Region: 2007-2015 (in Megawatts)

Table 40: Percentage Breakdown of Installed Wind Energy

Capacity in Asia-Pacific by Country/Region for the Years 2008 &

Table 41: Wind Energy Capacity Additions in Asia-Pacific by

Country/Region: 2007-2015 (In Megawatts)

Table 42: Percentage Breakdown of Wind Energy Capacity

Additions in Asia-Pacific by Country/Region for the Years 2008 &

Table 43: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Wind Turbine

Manufacturers in India by Turbine Installed Capacity – 2005

Table 44: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in India: 2007-2015

(in Megawatts)

Table 45: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in China: 2007-2015

(in Megawatts)

Table 46: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Australia:

2007-2015 (in Megawatts)

Table 47: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Rest of

Asia-Pacific: 2007-2015 (in Megawatts)

Table 48: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Africa/The Middle

East: 2007-2015 (in Megawatts)

Table 49: Installed Wind Energy Capacity in Latin America:

2007-2015 (in Megawatts)

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