Wind Turbine Trends

  • ID: 4315256
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 113 Pages
  • Wind Power Monthly: Intelligence Division
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The Industry Has the Potential to Produce Impressive Improvements in the Coming Years, Thus Cementing an Enduring and Sizeable Role in the Global Energy System

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 2-B Energy
  • Danish Energy Agency
  • Euros
  • ISP Availon
  • North American Windpower
  • United Power
  • MORE

This report presents an overview of trends for wind turbines and their markets — including turbine performance information, market share, technology developments and cost analysis — for onshore and offshore global wind markets. It also provides a forward look at the markets for the period 2017-2020.

Wind turbines are the undisputed visual icons of the wind power industry. They are also at the heart of every wind farm’s operations and the most expensive element to both purchase and maintain. It is therefore with very good reason that this report focuses on wind turbines, outlining how they have evolved over the past decade and how they are likely to develop over the next.

Bigger is definitely better when it comes to wind turbines and their major components: turbine power ratings and rotor diameters have both grown dramatically over the past few years, and while there are some questions over the logistics of much heavier nacelles or longer blades, this trend looks set to continue.

Thanks to the wealth of detailed information available in the our database of wind farms, which is more than 23,000 records strong, this report includes tens of figures and tables illustrating trends, outlining market shares, displaying performance. Historical data on wind turbine performance is largely based on more than one million data points on the output of individual turbines as recorded in WindStats over 17 years. This analysis was made possible by our cooperation with Imperial College London.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 2-B Energy
  • Danish Energy Agency
  • Euros
  • ISP Availon
  • North American Windpower
  • United Power
  • MORE

1. Wind turbine market overview

  • Global market overview
    • Turbine developments 2000-2016 - onshore and offshore
    • Low-wind turbines
    • Superclass onshore and offshore
    • Generators and drive systems 2000-2016 - onshore and offshore

2. Wind turbine performance

  • Wind resource and weather patterns
    • Design considerations
    • Location, siting and topography
    • Wake effects
    • O&M strategy and procedures
    • Turbine age
  • Degradation rate case study: UK wind farm performance
  • Capacity factor trends 2000-2016 - onshore and offshore
  • Rising capacity factor case study: the Danish experience

3. Current turbine technology developments   

  • Rotors, blades and pitch bearings
  • Drivetrain topologies and alternative design solutions
  • Control & Electronics
  • Turbine towers
    • Concrete-steel hybrid
    • Full concrete
  • Foundations for offshore turbines
  • Transport and logistics
  • Forecasting models and measurement technology

4. Turbine trends over the next ten years

  • Design drivers and challenges
  • Future technology developments
  • Larger onshore turbines
    • Growth in rotor diameter
    • Growth in nameplate capacity
    • Growth in hub height
  • Larger offshore turbines
  • Future trends for turbine generator type and drive systems
    • Onshore
    • Offshore
  • Smarter control systems for O&M
  • How capacity factors may change in the future

5. Wind turbine cost trends

  • Overview: historical cost trends and current status
  • Turbine prices
  • Key cost factors
  • O&M costs
  • Future price trends
    • Future O & M costs

6. Turbine suppliers market shares and business trends

  • Global turbine market trends overview
    • Market share by turbine supplier in 2016 and pipeline to 2026
  • European turbine market trends overview
    • Market share in Europe by turbine supplier 2016 and pipeline to 2026
  • North America market trends overview
    • Market share in North America by turbine supplier in 2016 and pipeline to 2026
  • Asia-Pacific market trends overview
    • Market share in Asia-Pacific by turbine supplier in 2016 and pipeline to 2026
  • Emerging markets trends overview
    • Market share in the emerging markets by turbine supplier in 2016 and pipeline to 2026
  • Technology development and business strategy - top 10 turbine suppliers
    • Vestas
    • General Electric (GE)
    • Siemens
    • Gamesa
    • Enercon
    • Senvion
    • Nordex
    • Goldwind
    • Suzlon
    • Envision

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  • 2-B Energy
  • Acciona Windpower
  • Advanced Tower Systems (ATS)
  • Adwen
  • Aerodyn Energiesysteme
  • Alstom
  • AREVA
  • BARD Engineering
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)
  • Bonus
  • Centerbridge Partners
  • China Creative Wind Energy
  • China Guodian
  • Clipper
  • CSIC Chongqing Haizhuang
  • Danish Energy Agency
  • Danish Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association
  • Deutsche Windguard
  • DeWind
  • DONG Energy
  • Dongfang Electric
  • E.ON
  • ECN
  • EEW SPC
  • Enercon
  • eno
  • Enron
  • Envision
  • ETH Zürich
  • Euros
  • Fichtner  Group
  • FTI Intelligence
  • Fuhrländer
  • Gamesa
  • General Electric (GE)
  • Goldwind
  • Goldwind Americas
  • GWEC
  • Hahn and Gilman
  • Imperial College London
  • IMPSA
  • Inox Wind
  • International Electrotechnical Commission
  • ISP Availon
  • IWES
  • Kenersys
  • Lagerwey
  • Leitwind
  • LM
  • Make Consulting
  • Max Bögl
  • MHI Vestas
  • MidAmerican
  • Ming Yang
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)
  • National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE)
  • Neg Micon
  • Nordex
  • North American Windpower
  • Palmtree Power
  • Pfleiderer
  • Prognos
  • Prokon
  • Repower
  • Samsung
  • Senvion
  • Shanghai Electric Group
  • Siemens
  • Sinovel
  • Suzlon
  • Tacke Windtechnik
  • The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • United Power
  • UpWind Solutions
  • Vensys
  • Ventur
  • Vestas
  • ViveEnergia
  • WEG
  • WES
  • Wind World
  • Windey
  • Windpower Intelligence
  • Windpower Monthly
  • WindStats
  • Winergy
  • WinWinD
  • Wobben Windpower
  • XEMC
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