Worldwide, electricity from wind power will play an important role in providing a climate-friendly energy supply in the future. Today, Europe is the largest wind power market in the world, with installed capacity of more than 87,000 MW. The Global Wind Energy Council expects that by 2015 there will be as much as 459,000 MW of wind energy installed globally. "Siemens is the clear No. 1 in the offshore wind business worldwide, but we are also steadily gaining momentum in the onshore business" said Michael Suess, CEO of Siemens Energy Sector.
"In 2010, Siemens was already No. 2 in America, which is one of the biggest markets for onshore wind. Now we’re catching up in Europe as well. This brings us one step closer to achieving our goal of becoming one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wind turbines by 2012" added Suess.
Wind power is part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2010, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about €28 billion, making Siemens the world’s largest supplier of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 270 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of the megacities Hong Kong, London, New York, Tokyo, Delhi and Singapore.