Analyzing the Global Wind Energy Industry

Date: February 1, 2012
Pages: 150
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Publisher: Aruvian's R'search
Report type: Strategic Report
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Analyzing the Global Wind Energy Industry
In many parts of the world, wind energy has already grown to be a mainstream energy source. This growth has long been driven by concerns about global climate change, mainly in the developed world and especially in Europe.

Wind energy has emerged as the most attractive solution to the world’s energy challenges. It is clean and fuel-free. Moreover, wind is indigenous and enough wind blows across the globe to cope with the ever increasing electricity demand. Moreover, wind power generation is increasingly competitive with conventional fossil fuel sources and already today is on a par with new coal or gas fired power stations.

Aruvian's R'search brings you a complete in-depth focus on the global wind energy in its report – Analyzing the Global Wind Energy Industry. The report explores the importance of wind power in today’s energy-hungry world. The report looks at the basics of the wind power industry, that is, how a wind turbine works, analyzing and understanding the technologies involved in harvesting wind power, and much more. Economics, issues and barriers, regulatory incentives, tax incentives, and other such factors are also explored in-depth in this report. Aruvian’s offering includes a complete analysis of the major countries investing in wind power, along with companies around the world which are making waves in the field of wind power. The report is a comprehensive A to Z guide on the global wind power industry.
A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SECTION 1: OVERVIEW OF WIND ENERGY

B. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF INDUSTRY

C. GLOBAL WIND POWER SCENARIO

Europe
North America
Asia
Latin America
Australasia
Africa
Offshore

D. CURRENT MARKET SCENARIO

E. GROWTH DRIVERS FOR WIND ENERGY

Supply Security
Environmental Potential
Economic Feasibility
Employment & Development of Rural Areas
Technology

F. BENEFITS OF WIND ENERGY

Economically Competitive
Value of Wind Energy to Rural Community
Lack of Consumption of Water
National Security
Renewable
Environmental Benefits
No Fluctuations in Prices
Myriad Uses

G. GLOBAL WIND RESOURCES & GRID INTEGRATION

Assessment of Wind Resources
Grid Integration & Variability
Challenges & Barriers in Wind Power Integration
  System Operation
  Grid Connection & Stability of System
  Improvements in Infrastructure

H. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF WIND POWER

I. OFFSHORE WIND FARMS

Impact of Offshore Wind Farms

J. ECONOMICS OF WIND ENERGY

Investment
Generation Costs

K. US ENERGY SUBSIDIES & WIND ENERGY

L. TECHNICALITIES OF WIND ENERGY

Introduction
Energy Availability in Wind
Wind Resource
Converting Wind into Energy
Types of Windmill Rotors
Analyzing Windmill Performance
Wind Power & Capacity Factor

M. REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR WIND ENERGY

N. REFORMS IN THE ELECTRICITY MARKET & WIND POWER

Removal of Barriers
Removal of Market Misrepresentations

O. WIND ENERGY FOR RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Job Creation
Landowner Revenues
Improved Local Tax Base
Mitigating Natural Gas Prices
Wind Energy vs. Conventional Energy

P. BUILDING A WIND FARM

Identifying the Site
Preparing the Site
Building the Farm

Q. SMALL WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS

Introduction to Small Wind Energy
Technologies Available
Grid-Connected Systems
Stand-Alone Systems
Building-Mounted Turbines
Turbine Sizes
Setting up a Small Wind Turbine
Economics of Small Scale Wind Energy

R. INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

SECTION 2: COUNTRY ANALYSIS

S. AUSTRALIA

Wind Power in Australia
Wind Power & Electricity Grids
Wind Power Policy in Australia

T. CHINA

China’s Wind Resources
Policy & Market Development
Tax Incentives
Wind Power Concessions
Financing Programs
R&D Programs

U. CANADA

Canada’s Wind Energy
National Policy
Commercial Implementation of Wind Power
Market Developments
Deployment of Wind Energy & Barriers
Economics
Government R&D

V. INDIA

Historical Background
Present Market Scenario

W. UK

Wind Energy in UK
Availability
Wind Events
Capacity Factor in UK
Wind Power & Electricity Demand
Transmission Requirements

X. WIND ENERGY INCENTIVES

United States
Germany
Denmark
India

SECTION 3: LEADING PLAYERS & PROJECTS

Y. LEADING PLAYERS

Horizon Wind Energy
Cielo Wind Power
Orion Energy
Renewable Energy Systems
GE
Suzlon Energy
Leader Wind Corporation
MidAmerican Energy Company
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Wintec Energy, Ltd

Z. PROJECT PROFILES

Green Mountain Energy
Enercon’s Project in Jaisalmer, India
Deeping St Nicholas
Altamont Pass
San Gorgonio Pass
Gray County Wind Farm
Callagheen
JD Wind III
Wolf Wind Farm
F.E. Warren Air Force Base

SECTION

AA. APPENDIX

BB. GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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