3Q 2018

World Wind Energy Market Update 2018

Global Wind Power Development and Policy, Wind Turbine OEM Market Shares, and Capacity Market Forecasts

The global wind power industry experienced a year of transition in 2017, both in country markets and among the competing wind turbine manufacturers. A total of 51.9 GW was installed globally in 2017, bringing the cumulative capacity to 538.3 GW. This was a 4% decrease in installed annual wind capacity from 2016, in which 54.3 GW was built. Capacity figures often mask policy shifts that are increasingly challenging to the wind power sector and play a role in year-over-year decreases. A worldwide transition has been underway for the last 2-3 years from fixed wind energy support payments like the feed-in tariff (FIT) to competitive power contract auctions and other more competitive dynamic pricing mechanisms.

The resulting intense price competition is challenging for both wind plant developers and wind turbine manufacturers. The entire value chain is being squeezed. This issue, however, is being met by constant advances in the wind power industry, which has achieved impressive improvements in wind plant efficiency, reductions in levelized cost of energy, and increased annual energy production per wind turbine unit. While challenging, these competitive policy environments will usher in more wind capacity at higher growth rates and introduce wind into markets that historically have not been willing to embrace wind power.

Navigant Research’s 23nd annual edition of the World Wind Energy Update benchmarks and analyzes the global wind power market and the activity of large-scale wind turbine OEMs. The study examines changes that occurred in the wind power sector during 2017 and provides forecasts for 2018-2022, as well as an outlook through 2027. Areas of insight include annual and cumulative installations, ranking of top 10 country markets, growth rates, changes in rankings for turbine OEMs, and an overview of offshore wind energy markets. Country-level analyses provide a description of key policy drivers, historical yearly installations, market share figures for turbine vendor installations, and an overall market assessment for each country.

Pages 124
Tables | Charts | Figures 109

  • Which countries are the top wind power markets?
  • How are subsidies, power contract auctions, and other supportive wind policy for the top wind power markets changing?
  • Which countries are expected to be the top wind energy markets by 2022?
  • Which countries are expected to be the top offshore wind energy markets by 2022?
  • What are the forecasts for wind power development in all countries from 2018 to 2022?
  • Which wind turbine vendors ranked in the top 15 for annual installed capacity in 2017?
  • Which vendors were the top suppliers in 2017 to the leading 10 wind power markets?
  • How do the rankings of the non-Chinese vendors compare to those of the Chinese vendors?

  • Wind turbine manufacturers
  • Electricity generation utilities
  • Independent power producers
  • Wind turbine component suppliers
  • Wind power plant operations and maintenance companies
  • Materials manufacturers for wind energy components
  • Government agencies, policymakers, and researchers
  • Investor community

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Global Wind Market Trends: A Year of Transition

1.2   Key Data and Insight Offerings

2. Market Issues: Demand Side

2.1   Methodology

2.2   Global Wind Installations in 2017

2.3   The Top 10 Wind Power Markets in the World in 2017

2.4   The Americas

2.5   Europe

2.6   Asia

2.7   Rest of World

2.8   Offshore Wind Market in 2017

3. Technology Issues: Wind Turbine Supply Side

3.1   Introduction

3.2   Accounting Methodology and Standardization

3.2.1   GE Wind Repowering Business

3.2.2   Major Changes in Wind Turbine Supplier Rankings in 2017

3.2.3   Top 11-15 Global Wind Turbine Suppliers

3.2.4   Top Wind Turbine OEM Market Share Changes

3.3   Positives and Negatives in Reliance on Domestic Market

3.3.1   Top Three Wind Turbine Suppliers in the Top 10 Wind Markets, 2017

3.3.2   Global Market Share Comparisons: Chinese and Non-Chinese Wind Turbine OEMs

3.4   Overview of Global Wind Turbine Fleet

4. Key Industry Players: Market Distribution of Top OEMs

4.1   Introduction

4.1.1   Market Distribution of the Top 10 Wind Turbine Suppliers in 2017

4.1.1.1   Siemens Gamesa

4.1.1.2   Vestas

4.1.1.3   Goldwind

4.1.1.4   GE Wind

4.1.1.5   Enercon

4.1.1.6   Envision

4.1.1.7   Nordex

4.1.1.8   Ming Yang

4.1.1.9   Senvion

4.1.1.10   Suzlon

4.1.2   Profiles of Notable Turbine OEMs Outside the Top 10 in 2017

4.1.2.1   United Power

4.1.2.2   CSIC Haizhuang

4.1.2.3   Other Chinese Vendors: Sewind, XEMC, Windey, Dongfang, CCWE, Sany, Sinovel

4.1.2.4   ReGen Powertech

4.1.2.5   Vensys

4.1.2.6   Leitwind

5. Market Forecasts

5.1   Overview

5.1.1   Market Dynamics Underlying Forecast Assumptions

5.2   Wind Power Market Forecast: 2018-2022 and 2023-2027

5.2.1   Wind Power Forecast and Analysis, the Americas: 2018-2022

5.2.1.1   US

5.2.1.2   Rest of the Americas

5.2.2   Wind Power Forecast and Analysis, Europe: 2018-2022

5.2.3   Wind Power Forecast and Analysis, Asia: 2018-2022

5.2.4   Wind Power Forecast and Analysis, Rest of World: 2018-2022

5.2.5   Offshore Wind Power Forecast and Analysis, World Markets: 2018-2022

5.2.5.1   European Offshore Wind Market Forecast and Market Dynamics

5.2.5.2   Asia Offshore Wind Market Forecast and Market Dynamics

5.2.5.3   US Offshore Wind Market Forecast and Market Dynamics

6. Wind Capacity and Turbine OEM Market Share for Other Select Countries

6.1   Country Data Summary

6.1.1   The Americas

6.1.1.1   Argentina

6.1.1.2   Brazil

6.1.1.3   Canada

6.1.1.4   Chile

6.1.1.5   Mexico

6.1.1.6   US

6.1.2   Europe

6.1.2.1   Austria

6.1.2.2   Belgium

6.1.2.3   Denmark

6.1.2.4   Finland

6.1.2.5   France

6.1.2.6   Germany

6.1.2.7   Ireland

6.1.2.8   Italy

6.1.2.9   Netherlands

6.1.2.10   Norway

6.1.2.11   Poland

6.1.2.12   Portugal

6.1.2.13   Romania

6.1.2.14   Spain

6.1.2.15   Sweden

6.1.2.16   Turkey

6.1.2.17   UK

6.1.3   Asia and OECD Pacific

6.1.3.1   Australia

6.1.3.2   China

6.1.3.3   India

6.1.3.4   Japan

6.1.3.5   South Korea

6.1.3.6   Taiwan

6.1.4   Middle East, Africa, and Other Select Global Countries

6.1.4.1   Egypt

6.1.4.2   Morocco

6.1.4.3   South Africa

7. Acronym and Abbreviation List

8. Table of Contents

9. Table of Charts and Figures

10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

  • Annual and Cumulative Wind Power Capacity, World Markets: 2000-2017
  • Cumulative Wind Power Capacity, World Markets: End of 2011, 2014, and 2017
  • Capacity of Offshore Wind Projects Commissioned, Under Construction, and in Development by Country, World Markets: 2017
  • Capacity and Share of Offshore Wind Projects Online, World Markets: 2017
  • Top 10 Offshore Wind Turbine OEM Cumulative Capacity Share, World Markets: 2017
  • Top 15 Wind Turbine Suppliers by Capacity, World Markets: 2017
  • Change in Top 10 Wind Turbine Suppliers by Market Share, World Markets: 2016-2017
  • Footprint of Top 10 Wind Turbine Manufacturers, World Markets: 2017
  • Wind Turbine Installation Market Share and Capacity by All Non-Chinese Turbine OEMs, World Markets: 2017
  • Wind Turbine Installation Market Share and Capacity, Chinese Turbine OEMs: 2017
  • Siemens Gamesa Wind Installations Market Distribution by Country, World Markets: 2017
  • Vestas Wind Installations Market Distribution by Country, World Markets: 2017
  • Goldwind Wind Installations Market Distribution by Country, World Markets: 2017
  • GE Wind Wind Installations Market Distribution by Country, World Markets: 2017
  • Enercon Installations Market Distribution by Country, World Markets: 2017
  • Envision Wind Installations Market Distribution by Country, World Markets: 2017
  • Nordex Wind Installations Market Distribution by Country, World Markets: 2017
  • Senvion Wind Installations Market Distribution by Country, World Markets: 2017
  • Annual Wind Power Installations, World Markets: 1990-2017, Forecast 2018-2027
  • Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: End of 2022 and 2027
  • Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity by Country, World Markets: End of 2017 and 2022
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Brazil: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Brazil: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Canada: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Canada: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Mexico: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Mexico: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, US: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, US: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Austria: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Austria: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Belgium: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Belgium: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Denmark: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Denmark: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Finland: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Finland: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, France: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, France: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Germany: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Germany: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Ireland: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Ireland: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Italy: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Italy: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Netherlands: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Netherlands: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Norway: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Norway: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Poland: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Poland: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Portugal: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Portugal: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Romania: 2012 - 2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Romania: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Sweden: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Sweden: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Turkey: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Turkey: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, UK: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, UK: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Australia: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Australia: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, China: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, China: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, India: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, India: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Japan: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Japan: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, South Korea: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, South Korea: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, Taiwan: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, Taiwan: 2017
  • Annual and Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, South Africa: 2012-2018
  • Annual Wind Power Installation Capacity Share, South Africa: 2017
  • Change in Global Top 10 Wind Turbine Manufacturers: 2016-2017
  • Top Country Installation Rates, Annual and Cumulative, Americas
  • Top Country Installation Rates, Annual and Cumulative, Europe
  • Top Country Installation Rates, Annual and Cumulative, Asia
  • Change in Global Top 10 Wind Turbine Manufacturers: 2016-2017
  • Leading Wind Turbine Suppliers in Top 10 Markets, World Markets: 2017

  • Wind Power Capacity Growth Rates, World Markets: 2012-2017
  • Installed Wind Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2016 and 2017
  • Annual Installed Capacity, Top 10 Wind Power Markets by Country, World Markets: End of 2017
  • Cumulative Installed Capacity, 10 Largest Wind Power Markets by Country, World Markets: End of 2017
  • Cumulative Capacity Growth Rates, Top 10 Wind Power Markets by Country, World Markets: End of 2017
  • Installed Wind Power Capacity by Country, the Americas: 2016 and 2017
  • Installed Wind Power Capacity by Country, Europe: 2016 and 2017
  • Installed Wind Power Capacity by Country, Asia: 2016 and 2017
  • Installed Wind Power Capacity by Country, Rest of World: 2016 and 2017
  • Top 10 Wind Turbine Suppliers Market Share, World Markets: 2016 and 2017
  • Next Five Wind Turbine Suppliers Market Share, World Markets: 2016 and 2017
  • Top 10 Wind Turbine Suppliers Market Share, World Markets: 2013-2017
  • Top 10 Wind Turbine Suppliers Market Share, World Markets: 2015-2017
  • Wind Turbine Size Classes, World Markets: 2015-2017
  • Wind Turbine Size Classes, World Markets: 2017
  • Leading Suppliers in the Four Wind Turbine Size Classes, World Markets: 2017
  • Leading Suppliers in the 1.5 MW-2.5 MW Size Class, World Markets: 2017
  • Leading Suppliers in the Multi-MW Size Class, World Markets: 2017
  • Number of Individual New Annual Wind Turbines by Region, World Markets: 2012-2017
  • Average Size of Wind Turbines, Annual Installations, World Markets: 2012-2017
  • Average Size of Wind Turbines, Cumulative Installations, World Markets: 2012-2017
  • Leading Wind Turbine Suppliers in Top 10 Markets, World Markets: 2017
  • Total Wind Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Wind Power Capacity by Country, the Americas: 2018-2022
  • Wind Power Capacity by Country, Europe: 2018-2022
  • Wind Power Capacity by Country, Asia: 2018-2022
  • Wind Power Capacity by Country, Rest of World: 2018-2022
  • Offshore Wind Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2018-2022

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