So far Chinese manufacturers have focused on the domestic wind farm market, the largest in the world, but their foray into other markets start to feel, not without controversy, as in the U.S., where Goldwind builds its first wind farm. China has sold wind turbines to Cuba, Pakistan and Ethiopia.
China’s Shanghai Electric company sold 125 two-megawatt wind turbines to the Indian company KSK Energy. It is the first major wind order of Shanghai Electric, which so far had only sold five wind turbines outside, three in the UK and two in Thailand. Shanghai Electric subsidiary created in 2006 a wind company through several agreements with two German technicians, Aerodyn and DeWind, and develop their own wind turbines of 3.6 megawatts.
The fact is remarkable and marks the beginning of the entry of Chinese manufacturers in the world wind energy market, competing with companies such as Vestas, GE, Enercon, Gamesa and Siemens. In 2010 Denmark’s Vestas hold the No. 1 position, with 12% of the world wind power market, 2) Sinovel, China, with 11% occupies the 2nd place and then come the following manufacturers of wind turbines: 3) General Electric of the United States 10% wind energy market, 4) Goldwind, China, 10%, 5) Enercon, Germany, 7%, 6) Gamesa, Spain, 7%, 7) Dongfang (DEC), China, 7%, 8), Suzlon , India, 6%, 9) Siemens, Germany, 5%, 10) United Power, China 4%, 11) Mingyang, China, 3%, 12) REpower, Germany, 2%, 13) Sewind, China 2% , 14) Nordex, Germany, 2%, 15) XEMC, China, 1%, Others 12%.
By José Santamarta, www.evwind.es/