The Global Wind Energy Industry grew 42% in 2007 and totaled $39.3 billion. This CCBJ edition details our current quantification, highlights trends in the wind energy industry, and profiles the key segments and companies across the supply chain in the wind energy business.
Inside this edition:
- Review of the wind energy market, including a quantitative assessment (turbine and wind electricity sales), survey results, trends in the turbine manufacturing and windfarm development segments.
- Coverage of supply shortages, regional growth, expansion strategies, consolidation in the development business, transmission challenges, and market drivers.
- European developers and energy companies invest billions to gain critical mass in global wind power development.
- Power utilities in the U.S. like look of larger turbines but face supply shortages and price increases. Grid management and storage options are being explored to incorporate intermittent wind energy more effectively.
- Challenges and benefits of the community development model for utility scale wind power.
- European players discuss ambitions for the U.S. market; turbine manufacturers open new manufacturing plants.
- Consulting & engineering firms get all the business they can handle: four leading U.S. players.
- Developers of offshore wind farms hope the exploding market for onshore wind power will help their proposals; permitting and engineering challenges remain.
- Profiles of developers, utilities and turbine manufacturers; executive Q&As.
Acciona, Babcock & Brown, Columbia Energy, E.On, Gamesa, GE, Iberdrola, ICF, MidAmerican, National Wind, Nordex, PG&E, RMT, Tetra Tech, TRC, Windkraft Nord, Xcel, and more.