Market for Small Wind Turbines in the UK

The small wind turbines market in the UK is developing at a fast pace. With the implementation of the Feed-in-Tariff policy by the UK government in April 2010, the market has jumped by over 60% in the last one year. With the provision of further incentives, the UK small wind turbine market is expected to grow at a fast rate in the coming years. By 2020, it is expected that the UK small wind market will reach over 800 MW.

The small wind power market in the UK has had to face many challenges in the last couple of years, but due to the introduction of FITs by the government, the market is taking off rapidly. With the UK small wind turbine being one of the largest markets in the world, it is expected that the UK market will account for a large share of the global small wind turbine market by the year 2020.

Due to the advanced technology, the wind turbine blades have become lighter, smaller, and also more efficient. Similarly, the rotor speeds have been slowed down to decrease noise, and vibration isolators have been introduced. Self-protecting technologies that help the wind turbine protect itself in cases of high wind speeds and active pitch controls to capture energy at these high speeds have also been introduced, further boosting the growth of the small wind turbine market worldwide.

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 the UK

8. Regulatory Framework

9. Cost Analysis of Small Wind Turbines in the UK

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