ID: MRFR/E&P/3149-CRR | February, 2018 | Region: Global | 99 pages | Cooked Research Reports
Global Small Wind Power Market by Grid Connectivity (On-Grid and Off-Grid), By Axis (Horizontal Axis and Vertical Axis) by Region (Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa) - Global Forecast to 2023.
Small wind turbines are used to power remote or off-grid applications such as homes, farms, refuges or beacons. On the basis of region, Europe accounted for the largest market share of 41.32% in 2016, with a market value of USD 1,440.2 million and is projected to grow at CAGR of 13.98% during the forecast period. The small wind power boom is part of a wider move from fossil fuels to renewable energy, across the European Union. European governments and the EU, as a whole, have supported small wind projects with favorable incentives as part of their carbon emission reduction goals. The recorded small wind capacity, installed in Europe has reached over 272.6 MW by the end of 2015. The United Kingdom heads the market, with 15% of global installed capacity in 2015.
Americas was the second-largest market & valued at USD 1,260.3 million in 2016 mainly due to the high demand for on grid application of small wind power, especially in developed nations such as the U.S. According to Department of Energy report 2015 on Wind Energy, 80% of small wind turbines manufactured in the country are being exported to Europe. The U.S. is the largest market for small wind power in Americas. The technological and economic potential for renewable energy to provide a growing share of clean, secure energy for North America over the coming decades, is very large. Asia Pacific is also another major market foe the small wing power. There is an increasing demand for energy because of the growing population and rising electricity demand in the region. Moreover, these rapidly growing economies in this region are also the top polluters in the world. Currently, China has the largest number of small wind project projects under planning and construction phase, which is followed by Japan. The small wind project market in Asia Pacific was valued at USD 525.9 million in 2016, and it is projected to reach USD 1,338.1 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 14.38% percent.
Global Small Wind Power Market Segmentation:
For the purpose of study, global small wind power market is segmented by grid connectivity and by axis. Based on grid connectivity, the market has been divided into on-grid and off-grid. Off-Grid accounted for the largest market share of 63.84% in 2016, with a market value of USD 2,224.9 million and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 14.06% during the forecast period. An off-grid solution is a system that works independently and is not connected to the electricity distribution system. It also called stand-alone systems. On-Grid was the second-largest market in 2016, valued at USD 1,260.5 million in 2016; it is projected to grow at a CAGR of 13.57%. A grid-connected small wind turbine system, or grid-connected system is an electricity generating small wind turbine system that is linked to the utility grid. A grid-connected wind turbine can reduce your consumption of utility-supplied electricity for your domestic appliances or bigger loads for business empowerment.
Based on axis, the market has been divided into horizontal axis and vertical axis. Horizontal axis accounted for the largest market share of 65.07% in 2016, with a market value of USD 2,267.9 million and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 13.03% during the forecast period. The horizontal axis wind turbine, with blades that spin about an axis parallel to wind flow. Horizontal axis wind turbines were, widely, used in farm, small village, home and small business. Vertical axis was the second-largest market in 2016, valued at USD 1,217.5 million in 2016; it is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 15.37%. The vertical axis turbine, with its axis perpendicular to the wind.
The key players operating in the market adopted various strategies to retain and/or expand their market share. The key strategy followed by most companies within the global small wind power market was that of new product development, and expansion. New product development strategy has widely been adopted to increase the number of product offerings for the customer. For instance, Eocycle Technologies Inc. launched their next generation EO25 wind turbine. The new wind turbine provides a 65% increase in energy production over the similar model from the previous generation. No other small wind turbine in the market can match its efficiency. At 6 m/s, the turbine has a certified capacity factor of 44%, resulting in an annual production of more than 87,000 kWh.
Global small wind power market is expected to reach USD 8,601.9 Million by 2023 at a CAGR of 13.88%.
The key players of global small wind power market are Kingspan Group Plc. (Ireland), Northern Power Systems Corp. (U.S.), Bergey Wind Power Co. Inc. (U.S.), Ennera Energy and Mobility, S.L. (Spain), Eocycle Technologies Inc. (Canada), Shanghai Ghrepower Green Energy Co., Ltd (China), Guangzhou HY Energy Technology Co., Ltd (China), XZERES Wind Corporation (U.S.), Endurance Wind Power Inc. (Canada), Aeolos Wind Energy Ltd (U.K.), and City Windmills Holdings PLC (U.K.).