Enercon Wind turbine

After nine months, more than 4,000 MW of new wind energy capacity on shore is online. The the industry agency FA wind (Fachagentur Windenergie an Land) estimate that during 2017 6.2 GW will be installed.   Market leader is Enercon with 42 percent share of the new installations by Q3 and the region with most plants is the state of Lower Saxony. 

Following the evaluation of the latest system register of the Federal Network Agency by the FA Wind, 1,429 new wind turbines on shore with a total output of 4,160 megawatts (MW) were put into operation in the first three quarters of this year. Compared to the same period in 2016, this is an increase of 33 percent. Lower Saxony, where a quarter of the new plant output (1,039 MW), leads the comparison of regions to a large extent. This is followed by North Rhine-Westphalia with 697 MW additional wind energy capacity. In third place is Schleswig-Holstein with 446 MW of power installed during first three quarters 2017.

Enercon turbines had a market share of 38.9% in the first nine months of the year, followed by Vestas with 21.2% and Nordex with 15.2%. GE had a 10.1% of the market, Senvion 8.7% and Siemens Gamesa 3.3%. The most common turbine commissioned this year up to the end of September was Enercon’s 3MW E-115 machine with 260 units. Nordex’s N-117 model came second with 164 machines installed, with output of between 2.4MW and 3.6MW.

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Market share for wind turbine suppliers during installations Q1-Q3 2017 on shore in Germany. Data from BNetzA by FA Wind.

by Lennart Ljungblom

@This article is published by conbio.info 2017-12-10 and has been produced by Lennart Ljungblom. conBio.info is focusing on news that have an impact on bioenergy business as well as bioenergy news with general impact, on line since 2013. Energy supply, energy politics, climate and other environmental, economy issues and the development for different energy markets are of main interest.