Market for Small Wind Turbines in Canada

However, in recent years with the cost of fossil fuels going up and a global focus on climate change, the Canadian government has begun promoting wind power through several incentives and favorable regulations.

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

11. Appendix

12. Glossary

13. Research Methodology

Companies Mentioned:

Southwest Windpower
Northern Power Systems
Entegrity Wind Systems
Bergey Windpower
Proven Energy
Bornay Wind Turbines
Fortis Windenergy
Sinovel Wind Group
Vestas Wind Systems