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ENERGETICA INDIA 2015 set a new record for global wind turbine installations: IHS Energy report With 2.9 GW of wind installations in 2015, India is placed within the global top 5 wind markets after China, USA and Germany, and ahead of Brazil IHS Energy has come out with its annual analysis of global wind turbine installation market share overview. It identified wind turbine installations in 52 different countries with a total capacity of 61.8 GW in 2015. They include: • 2015 set a new record for global wind turbine installations • An installation rush in key markets such as China and Germany drove up global wind turbine demand • Wind turbine manufacturers Goldwind, Vestas and GE captured top three spots globally • Siemens cemented its offshore wind leadership in 2015 This represented a new all-time high in installations for the global wind turbine market, with a nearly 20% increase over the previous record set in 2014. An installation rush in key markets drove up global wind turbine demand China installed about 30.5 GW in 2015, nearly half of the global wind market, as developers sought to install capacity before tariff adjustments at year end. USA and Germany were the second and third largest markets with wind new builds of 8.3 GW and 4.9 GW, respectively Wind turbine manufacturers Goldwind, Vestas, and GE captured the top three spots globally Goldwind landed atop the global wind turbine installation rankings in 2015; the first time ever a Chinese vendor has led SPEAKING TO... to learn more on IHS Energy’s 2015 global wind turbine Installation market share overview ENERGETICA INDIA: What were the reasons for the new record for global wind turbine installations in 2015? MAGNUS DALE: Changes in policy directly impact the build rate of renewables generation capacity. Several key markets witnessed a policy-driven rush to connect capacity last year. This was especially the case in China where project owners in northern parts of the country sought to connect capacity in order to evade tariff adjustments. This led to more than 30 GWs of turbine installations, or about half of the global market. Nearly all of this capacity was supplied by Chinese players. This underlines these players’ reliance on home-market Magnus Dale senior research analyst at IHS Energy demand, but also illustrates how difficult China has been to penetrate for Western turbine manufacturers. ENERGETICA INDIA: What shapes the global wind market going forward? MAGNUS DALE: It’s a composite picture. China will continue to drive APAC growth WIND ENERGY 78 energética INDIA · MAY | JUN16


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