Small wind turbines are lightweight, which allow them to function with the lightest wind. These can be mounted on roof tops like a television antennae, and do not produce much noise. The most commonly used technology for these turbines is Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine, but other technologies like Loopwing Turbine (produce very less noise) are also available in the market.
The small wind turbines market in Canada has been growing strong and new installed capacity has been increasing in recent years. With the market generating sales of over $20 million in 2010 itself, the industry is poised to see exponential growth in coming years.
For years, small wind turbines have been used to generate power to charge batteries. Technical developments have increased the efficiencies of these turbines, which are now being used to power homes and businesses. Further, government support and awareness for renewable energy, is likely to help the market for small wind turbines grow rapidly.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive Summary
2. Introduction to Wind Power
3. Why Choose Wind Power?
4. Wind Power Technology
5. Introduction to Small Wind Turbines
6. Analysis of Small Wind Turbine Technology
7. Market for Small Wind Turbines in Canada
8. Regulatory Framework
9. Cost Analysis of Small Wind Turbines in Canada
10. Analysis of Major Players
13. Research Methodology
Northern Power Systems
Entegrity Wind Systems
Bornay Wind Turbines
Sinovel Wind Group
Vestas Wind Systems