Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 28, 2012
The growing proliferation of offshore wind farms will see a decreasing share of the global wind turbine rotor blade market allotted to onshore installations, says the latest report. “Wind Turbine Rotor Blades - Global Market Size, Market Segmentation, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2020” estimates that in 2020 offshore wind farms will account for 11% of all installed rotor blades, whereas last year this share did not reach even 1%.
Wind rotor blades used for onshore and offshore wind turbines are not significantly different in terms of design, structure or composition; however, larger blades are used for offshore applications due to the larger turbine size and rated power output.
Offshore wind farms are currently a small portion of total wind power capacity, but the number of planned projects across the world’s major wind turbine markets indicates the level of confidence in this renewable energy source.
The largest wind rotor blade market in 2011 (by a substantial margin) was China, who held a massive 59% share with 37,385 installations. The US came a relatively distant second, with an installed total of 11,085 rotor blades accounting for 18% of the global market, while India were third with an 11% share.
The global cumulative wind power installed capacity to show steady growth until the end of the decade, increasing from 238,600 megawatts (MW) last year to 658,449 MW by the end of 2020.
However, due to increases in the average turbine capacity, this increase will not be mirrored by the number of wind rotor blades installed during the same period. From a global total of 63,405 installed last year, the figure will actually drop to 45,675 come the end of the decade.
Major Points from Table of Content for “Wind Turbine Rotor Blades - Global Market Size, Market Segmentation, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2020”:
1 Table of Contents
1.1 List of Tables
1.2 List of Figures
2.1 Wind Power Technology
2.2 Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Technology
2.3 Wind Rotor Blade Manufacturing Process
2.3.1 Prepreg Process
2.3.2 SPRINT Process
2.3.3 Hand Lay-up Process
2.3.4 VARTM Process
2.3.5 SCRIMP (Seeman Composites Resin Infusion Molding Process) Process
2.4 GlobalData Report Guidance
3 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, 2006-2020
3.1 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, Overview
3.2 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, Units Installed, 2006-2020
3.3 Wind Rotor Blades Market, Global, Cost Analysis, 2011
3.4 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, Market Segmentation
3.4.1 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, Share of Onshore and Offshore Installations
3.4.2 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, Rotor Diameter
3.5 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, Split by Key Countries, 2011
3.6 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, Average Price, 2006-2020
3.7 Wind Rotor Blades Market, Global, Market Size, 2006-2020
3.8 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, Blade Repairs, 2011
3.9 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, Competitive Landscape, 2011
3.9.1 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, Market Share, 2011
3.9.2 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, Comparison of Independent Manufacturers
3.9.3 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, Manufacturers’ Locations
3.10 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, Market Trends, 2006-2011
3.10.1 In-house Rotor Blade Production to Outsourcing - More WTG Manufacturers Taking up In-House Manufacture, but Independent Suppliers Show More Absolute Growth
3.10.2 Outsourced Manufacture by Independent Suppliers Increasing
3.10.3 Manufacturers Display Mobility and Flexibility in Order to Reach Out to Customers and Optimize Logistics
3.11 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, Market Drivers
3.11.1 Feed-in Tariffs and Renewable Portfolio Standards are the Main Drivers for Wind Power Development in North America and Europe
3.11.2 Various Support Policies have Enabled Strong Wind Power Development
3.11.3 Increasing Need for Energy and Environmental Security is Promoting Investment in Wind Energy
3.12 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Global, Market Restraints
3.12.1 Lack of Sufficient Grid Infrastructure could Hamper Global Wind Power Growth
3.12.2 Supply Chain Bottlenecks and Oversupply Conditions due to Unstable Supply-Demand Situations
3.12.3 Human Resource Crunch in the Industry is Expected to Intensify with Market Expansion
3.12.4 High Cost of Carbon Fiber to Thwart Growth of Light-weight Rotor Blades
4 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Germany, 2006-2020
5 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Spain, 2006-2020
6 Wind Rotor Blade Market, the UK, 2006-2020
7 Wind Rotor Blade Market, the US, 2006-2020
8 Wind Rotor Blade Market, Canada, 2006-2020
9 Wind Rotor Blade Market, China, 2006-2020
10 Wind Rotor Blade Market, India, 2006-2020
11.3.1 Secondary Research
11.3.2 Primary Research
11.3.3 Market Estimates and Assumptions
11.4 Contact Us
List Of Tables
List Of Figures
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