Vestas of Denmark, once again maintained its top position in the wind energy industry, with the delivery of 5.22 GW wind turbines, or 12.7% of total wind power market. However, this figure is lower than the 5.85 GW last year and its market share fell 2%.
Sinovel of China sold less wind turbines than the previous year: 3.7 GW in 2011, compared with 4.39 GW in 2010. Goldwind ranked third with 3.6 GW and 8.7% of the wind power market, compared with 3.73 GW in 2010. Dongfang retired from the top ten, but Guodian United Power and Mingyang first entered.
General Electric dropped to sixth position in 2011 from the third in 2010 as the supply of wind turbines was reduced from 3.79 GW in 2010 to 3.17 GW in 2011.
Enercon of Germany holds the fifth position, aided by the German market for onshore wind farm. Deliveries increased to 3.2 GW of wind turbines, compared to 2.97 GW in 2010.
Siemens, which has the stated aim of becoming one of the top three wind turbine manufacturers in 2012, remained in ninth place last year, with a market share of 6.3%.
China Guodian increased its market share of 3.3% in 2010 to 7.4% in 2011. Wind energy companies Gamesa, Mingyang, Siemens and Suzlon (including REpower) increased their share of global wind power market.
Dongfang, Sinovel, Vestas and GE Wind are among the companies with the largest declines in market.
Top 10 wind turbine manufacturers in 2011
1. -Vestas-12.7% -5217
2. Sinovel -9.0% 3700 MW
3. Goldwind-8, 7% – 3,600 MW
4. -Gamesa -8.0% -3,308 MW
5. Enercon-7.8%-3203 MW
6. GE Energy -7.7% 3170 MW
7. Suzlon and Repower-7, 6% – 3,116 MW
8. Guodian United Power -7.4% 3042 MW
9. Siemens 2591 MW-6.3%
10. Mingyang -3.6% 1500 MW