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Wind energy

The wind power industry is on the verge of a structural change. While most of the companies involved in this market to date have been pioneers, the balance is shifting increasingly, with all the corresponding consequences for manufacturers and suppliers. The major utilities are devoting more and more attention to this area and adding wind power to their energy mix.

In brief

Wind power has grown significantly over the past few years, and a great deal of hope is pinned on this renewable energy source. At the end of 2009, the capacity of worldwide wind-powered generators covered about 2 percent of worldwide electricity usage.

Wind power is expected to grow annually by 13 percent until 2014. Although concerns are materializing that the recent economic downturn could set back wind power development, the long-term growth trend remains intact. Growth will be driven by the ambitious goals set by governments in core wind energy markets.

 
Worldwide actual and potential wind power capacity 2008-2020
 

Europe was quick to embrace wind energy, and its pioneering companies enjoy world leadership in this field. Eight of the top ten global wind turbine manufacturers are of European origin.
However, as global competition increases, the hold of European pioneers on this market will likely slip, especially if they fail to lift their global sales and delivery capabilities.

Further reading

Markt für grüne Technologien wächst weiter – deutsche Firmen werden bis 2025 rund 740 Milliarden Euro weltweit umsetzen …  >>

 
Offshore wind toward 2020

Study, 2013

Europe has set itself ambitious climate and energy targets. Offshore wind power places a pivotal role in the mix …  >>

 
think: act CONTENT "The future of Offshore Wind Energy"

think: act CONTENT, 2011

The latest issue of think: act CONTENT "Wind Offshore Energy" tells, why the global wind power boom is slowly tailing off – especially in Europe …  >>

 
Wind Turbine Manufacturing

Study, 2011

The global wind power boom is slowly tailing off – especially in Europe. After double-digit growth in recent years, the onshore and offshore wind power market will grow by only around 5% annually between now and 2015 …  >>

 
Green Growth, Green Profit

think: act Book, 2010

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword – it's shaking up the business world as did the Industrial Revolution centuries before …  >>

 
From Pioneer to Mainstream - Evolution of  wind energy markets and implications for manufacturers and suppliers

Study, 2010

While most of the companies involved in the wind power industry to date have been pioneers, the balance is shifting increasingly, with all the corresponding consequences for manufacturers and suppliers …  >>

 

Our global experts

Manfred Hader

Partner

Hamburg, Germany
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Georg Altmann

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Torsten Henzelmann

Partner and Head of Civil Economics, Energy & Infrastructure

Munich, Germany
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Klaus-Peter Müller

Partner

Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 211 4389-2120
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Markt für grüne Technologien wächst weiter – deutsche Firmen werden bis 2025 rund 740 Milliarden Euro weltweit umsetzen …  >>