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US Wind Power Industry

  • ID: 1804161
  • Report
  • October 2012
  • Region: United States
  • 310 Pages
  • Taiyou Research
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  • Acciona SA
  • Clipper Windpower, PLC
  • First Wind
  • Iberdrola Renovables
  • REpower, AG
  • Statoil
  • MORE
Wind power is the most popular type of renewable energy being used in the world today. The last few years in particular have witnessed the exponential growth of the wind power industry worldwide. Large scale wind farms are coming up all over the world and are being connected to the electric power transmission networks to generate electricity. Not only is wind power a clean source of power, but its ready availability in many places makes it an extremely attractive option for generating power.

The United States is a leader in the global wind power industry, being second behind only China. In fact, wind power accounts for almost two percent of the total electricity generated in the US.

With new installations taking place in the US with an aim to eventually generate nearly twenty percent of the country's electrical energy from wind power by 2030, the US wind power industry is poised for more growth.

Taiyou Research presents a complete analysis of the US Wind Power Industry. The report analyzes the wind power market in the United States through a market profile, analysis of the major wind farms in the country, an analysis of the major market players such as Acciona, Gamesa, and others.

Taiyou Research’s report US Wind Power Industry covers the following:

- Basics about wind power including technical discussions on turbine manufacturing, siting of a wind farm, variable wind output, and other factors similar to these.

- Analysis of the global wind power market - covering market statistics, impact of the global recession on the wind power market, analysis of the market by region, impact of wind power on the global electricity supply, offshore wind market, and major trends in the global wind power market.

- Analysis of the offshore wind power market globally including the latest technological breakthrough of floating wind turbines.

- The wind turbine manufacturing market in the US is analyzed, along with the role of wind power in the energy industry worldwide.

- Economics of wind power in the US are looked at, along with a profile of how to gather investment for wind power.

- Market trends such as the rising demand for energy, growing importance of offshore wind power, merchant wind projects, are analyzed.

- Major issues in the market are looked at.

- The market for small wind turbines in the US is analyzed. This section includes a look at the off-grid and grid-connected applications of small wind turbines, types of small wind turbines available in the US, the regulatory incentives promoting SWTs, impact of the economic recession, regulatory framework, etc., are strategically analyzed.

- An analysis of the wind power market in the US by state is carried out in the report. States analyzed include: Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming.

- Major wind farms in the US are analyzed.

- Market outlook of the US wind power industry and an analysis of the major market players complete this research offering from Taiyou Research.

Taiyou Research’s profile of the US Wind Power Industry also includes a SWOT analysis of some of the major players in the market.
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  • Acciona SA
  • Clipper Windpower, PLC
  • First Wind
  • Iberdrola Renovables
  • REpower, AG
  • Statoil
  • MORE
1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction to Wind Power
2.1 Overview
2.2 Definition of Wind
2.3 History of Wind Power
2.4 Technical Idea behind Wind Power
2.5 Advantages & Disadvantages of Wind Power
2.6 How the Wind Turbine Works?
2.7 Variable Wind Output
2.8 Wind Power & the Environment

3. Wind Power Technology
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Physical Factors Affecting Market Development
3.3 Types of Turbines
3.4 Airborne Wind Turbine
3.5 Wind Turbine’s Power Output
3.6 Cost of a Wind Turbine
3.7 Turbine Size
3.8 Efficiency Factors
3.9 Offshore Wind Turbines
3.10 Lifetime of a Turbine
3.11 Globalization Impacting the Wind Turbine Market

4. Analysis of the Global Wind Power Market
4.1 Market Profile
4.2 Worldwide Economic Recession & Performance of the Wind Power Market
4.3 Market Statistics
4.4 Market Analysis by Region
4.5 Increasing Market Growth Rates
4.6 Major Wind Markets
4.7 Wind Power & the Worldwide Electricity Supply
4.8 Offshore Wind Market
4.9 Trends in the Global Wind Power Market

5. US Wind Power Industry
5.1 Market Profile
5.2 Wind Power Generation by State
5.3 Installed Capacity Growth in the US
5.4 US Wind Resources
5.5 Wind Power Transmission and Integration
5.6 Rise in Electricity Demand and Wind-generated Electrical
5.7 US Manufacturing Capacity
5.8 Comparing Wind Power to Traditional Electrical Generation from Fossil Fuels
5.9 Federal Production Tax Credit for Wind Power
5.10 Offshore Wind Power Market

6. Wind Turbine Manufacturing Market in the US

7. Wind and the Energy Industry

8. Economics of Wind Power
8.1 Overview
8.2 Alternative Investment for Wind Power

9. Market Trends
9.1 High Demand for Energy
9.2 Global Climate Change
9.3 High Cost Competitiveness
9.4 Renewable Quota System
9.5 Trends in Offshore Wind
9.6 Merchant Wind Plants
9.7 “Inside the Fence” Projects

10. US Wind Power Market: Major Issues
10.1 Barriers to Obtaining Permits
10.2 Transmission Limitations
10.3 Risk Aversion

11. US Market for Small Wind Turbines
11.1 Overview of Small Wind Turbines
11.2 Off-grid and Grid-connected Applications
11.2.1 Introduction
11.2.2 Grid-Connected Applications
11.3 Market Profile
11.4 Other Types of SWTs
11.4.1 Hybrid Small Wind Turbines
11.4.2 Very Small Wind Turbines
11.4.3 Wind-Diesel Hybrid Turbine Systems
11.5 Cost Analysis
11.6 Regulatory Incentives
11.7 SWT Certification Processes in the US
11.8 External Investment in the Market
11.9 Zoning Issues
11.9.1 Lack of Technical Know-How for Resource Assessment
11.10 Market Consolidation
11.11 Impact of the Economic Recession
11.12 Regulatory Landscape
11.12.1 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Ruling
11.12.2 Federal Renewable Electricity Standard
11.12.3 Federal Incentives
11.13 Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Bonds and Market for SWTs
11.14 Role of SWTs in Controlling Electricity Prices
11.15 Utility Policies
11.16 SWT Market in the US: Trends

12. Case Study: Micro Wind Generation
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Micro Wind Generator Connected to the Microgrid
12.3 Measurement, Communication and Monitoring (MCM) System
12.3.1 Technical Features
12.4 Conclusion

13. Wind Power Market Analysis by State
13.1 Arizona
13.2 California
13.3 Colorado
13.4 Illinois
13.5 Indiana
13.6 Iowa
13.7 Kansas
13.8 Maine
13.9 Massachusetts
13.10 Minnesota
13.11 Montana
13.12 New Hampshire
13.13 New York
13.14 Ohio
13.15 Oregon
13.16 Pennsylvania
13.17 Texas
13.18 Vermont
13.19 Washington
13.20 Wyoming

14. Analysis of Major US Wind Farms
14.1 Altamont Pass Wind Farm
14.2 Alta Wind Energy Center
14.3 Benton County Wind Farm
14.4 Biglow Canyon Wind Farm
14.5 Big Horn Wind Farm
14.6 Blue Canyon Wind Farm
14.7 Blue Sky Green Field Wind Farm
14.8 Brazos Wind Ranch
14.9 Buffalo Gap Wind Farm
14.10 Buffalo Ridge Wind Farm
14.11 Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm
14.12 Cedar Creek Wind Farm
14.13 Desert Sky Wind Farm
14.14 Dutch Hill/Cohocton Wind Farm
14.15 Enbridge Ontario Wind Farm
14.16 Fenton Wind Farm
14.17 Forward Wind Energy Center
14.18 Fowler Ridge Wind Farm
14.19 Glacier Wind Farm
14.20 Green Mt. Energy Wind Farm
14.21 Gulf Wind Farm
14.22 Hackberry Wind Project
14.23 Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center
14.24 Intrepid Wind Farm
14.25 Judith Gap Wind Farm
14.26 Kibby Wind Power Project
14.27 King Mountain Wind Farm
14.28 Klondike Wind Farm
14.29 Lone Star Wind Farm
14.30 Locust Ridge Wind Farm
14.31 Maple Ridge Wind Farms I and II
14.32 Marengo Wind Farm
14.33 Meadow Lake Wind Farm
14.34 Milford Wind Corridor Project
14.35 Mount Storm Wind Farm
14.36 New Mexico Wind Energy Center
14.37 Panther Creek Wind Farm
14.38 Peetz Wind Farm
14.39 Peñascal Wind Farm
14.40 Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm
14.41 Roscoe Wind Farm
14.42 San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm
14.43 Sherbino Wind Farm
14.44 Shiloh Wind Farm
14.45 Smoky Hills Wind Farm
14.46 Stateline Wind Project
14.47 Story County Wind Farm
14.48 Streator Cayuga Ridge South Wind Farm
14.49 Sweetwater Wind Farm
14.50 Tatanka Wind Farm
14.51 Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm
14.52 Trent Wind Farm
14.53 Twin Groves Wind Farms I and II
14.54 Walnut Wind Farm
14.55 Wethersfield Wind Park
14.56 Whispering Willow Wind Farm
14.57 Windy Point/Windy Flats
14.58 White Creek Wind Power Project
14.59 Wild Horse Wind Farm
14.60 Wildorado Wind Ranch

15. Market Outlook

16. Major Market Players
16.1 Acciona SA
16.2 Airtricity
16.3 American Electric Power Company, Inc.
16.3.1 SWOT Analysis
16.4.1 SWOT Analysis
16.5 Blue H Group Technologies Ltd
16.6 Bornay
16.7 Clipper Windpower, PLC
16.8 EDF Energies Nouvelles
16.9 Emergya Wind Technologies
16.10 Energie Baden-Wuerttenberg AG (EnBW)
16.10.1 SWOT Analysis
16.11 Energia Hidroelectrica de Navarra (EHN)
16.12 E.ON
16.13 First Wind
16.14 Forewind
16.15 Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica
16.15.1 SWOT Analysis
16.16 GE Wind Power
16.17 Horizon Wind Energy
16.18 Iberdrola Renovables
16.19 LM Wind Power
16.20 MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
16.20.1 SWOT Analysis
16.21 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
16.21.1 SWOT Analysis
16.22 NextEra Energy Resources
16.23 Nordex, AG
16.24 REpower, AG
16.25 RWE AG
16.26 Siemens Wind Power
16.27 Statkraft
16.28 Statoil
16.29 Suzlon Energy Limited
16.29.1 SWOT Analysis
16.30 Vattenfall
16.31 Vestas Wind Systems, AS
16.32 Windflow Technology, Ltd

17. Appendix

18. Glossary
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Acciona SA
American Electric Power Company, Inc.
Blue H Group Technologies Ltd
Clipper Windpower, PLC
EDF Energies Nouvelles
Emergya Wind Technologies
Energie Baden-Wuerttenberg AG (EnBW)
Energia Hidroelectrica de Navarra (EHN)
First Wind
Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica
GE Wind Power
Horizon Wind Energy
Iberdrola Renovables
LM Wind Power
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
NextEra Energy Resources
Nordex, AG
REpower, AG
Siemens Wind Power
Suzlon Energy Limited
Vestas Wind Systems, AS
Windflow Technology, Ltd
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