Vestas installed 13.2% of all wind energy in 2013 according to MAKE Consulting, 28% more megawatts than our closest competitor.
The 2013 market share report from independent consulting group MAKE confirms Vestas as the clear market leader. According to MAKE’s figures, Vestas installations in 2013 were 28% more than our closest competitor.
Vestas installed wind turbines in 31 countries last year. According to Vestas’ own figures, our largest market for installations in 2013 was Germany, followed by China, Canada, and Brazil. Vestas’ largest market for sales in 2013 was the United States, followed by Germany, Canada, and Sweden.
CEO Anders Runevad says, “Vestas has been through a tough two-year turnaround process to return to profitability. That we simultaneously achieved our financial goals in 2013 and solidified our market leadership is a testament to the strength of the company.”
Runevad continues, “Installing projects in 31 markets and signing firm orders in 37 underlines our status as a truly global turbine supplier, enabling Vestas to better balance the inevitable ups and downs in individual markets from year-to-year.”
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 51,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence.
Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 16,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 62% more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 60 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.