Currently, the five largest wind turbine manufacturers are as listed in terms of market share, in 2009 according to BTM Consultants.
- Vestas-Denmark 12.5%
- GE-U.S. 12.4%
- Sinovel-China 9.2%
- Enercon-Germany 8.5%
- Goldwind-China 7.2%
The largest wind turbine currently in production is the Enercon E-126. With a generating capacity of over 7MW, this turbine has the ability to generate massive amounts of power in the same area as smaller turbines. Due to its size it is best suited for off-shore wind generation.
Vestas, the world’s largest manufacturer of wind turbines, is a Danish firm. Their main North American Operation is based in Portland, Oregon, with production facilities in Colorado, they are suited to supply large amounts of wind turbines to the US market. Source…..
AFRICAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION is proud to announce the 2nd annual Wind Power Africa Conference & Renewable Energy Exhibition to take place on 9-11 May 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa.