World market for small wind turbines sees dynamic growth and total capacity reaches 576 MW, 27 % more than in the previous year.
More than 330 manufacturers of small wind turbines can be found in 40 countries all over the world.
More supportive policies could boost the small wind market.
On the occasion of the 4th World Summit for Small Wind during the New Energy fair in Husum (Germany), WWEA released today the 2013 Small Wind World Report Update. The total number of small wind turbines installed all over the world reached 730’000 units as of the end of 2011 after 656’000 units in 2010, after 521’000 in 2009 and 460’000 in 2008. These small wind turbines represent a total capacity of around 576 MW (end of 2011), compared with a total capacity of 240 GW of large wind turbines.
The largest share of the small wind turbines can be found in two countries, China (500’000 units/225 MW) and the USA (151’000 units/198 MW), followed by the medium sized markets