From an emerging fuel source twenty years ago, wind energy today has transformed into a commercial generating technology in over seventy countries with more effective and more reliable equipment and machinery. The global wind energy market is expanding at an accelerating pace, with wind energy installations growing by 32% in 2009 over 2008. Global wind energy installed capacity increased at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 26.7% from 24,100 MW (megawatts) in 2001 to 160,014 MW in 2009, of which 38,361 MW came online only in 2009. Wind power had become an important player in the global energy market, with the growing equipment market creating a large number of jobs.
The US leads the global wind energy market with a share of 21.9% of the cumulative installed capacity in 2009. The US is followed by China, which accounted for 16.3% of the total installed base in the global market. Germany and Spain are the next to follow with a share of 16.1% and 12% respectively. India with 6.8% and Italy with 3% are the other leading nations in the global wind market.
The study identifies potential hotspots in the world and analyzes the project financing trends in such markets. The research provides a detailed analysis deal value and volume, by transaction type, by project size, league tables and top project finance deals in major markets. The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by a team of industry experts.
This report gives an in-depth analysis of the key project financing trends in the global wind energy market. The research provides trends by deal value, volume, deal type and forecasts to 2015. The report provides comparison of the interest rates and key project financing mechanisms in the major markets such as the US, Germany, India and China.