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Analyzing the Asian Wind Power Industry

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Abstract

Global demand for energy is increasing at a breathtaking pace, and this is particularly true in China, India and other rapidly developing economies. However, as demand on finite petroleum reserves and the price of the fuels derived from them continues to rise, renewable forms of energy are becoming more cost-effective and profitable. In the forefront of this renewable revolution is harnessing the sustainable power of wind.

Global wind energy capacity grew by 28.8% last year, even higher than the average over the past decade, to reach total global installations of more than 120.8 GW at the end of 2008. Over 27 GW of new wind power generation capacity came online in 2008, 36% more than in 2007.

Asia - with the two leading wind countries China and India and 24' 439 MW of installed capacity - is in a position of becoming the worldwide locomotive for the wind industry. The growth in Asia' s markets has been breathtaking; close to a third of all new capacity in 2008 was installed on the Asian continent. In particular, the wind energy boom is continuing in China, which once again doubled its installed capacity by adding about 6,300 MW (6.3 GW), reaching a total of 12,200 MW (12.2 GW). In fact, China added 6,300 mw of wind energy capacity in 2008, whereas India boosted its capacity by 1800 mw making them the 2nd and 3rd largest investors in this buoyant segment. The large additions to capacities in 2008 pushed up China' s ranking in the total wind sector from the 5th to the 4th position with the capacity going up to 12,210 mw. India' s ranking slipped a rung from the 5th to the fourth position during the period with its total capacity being only 9,645 mw.

Chinese domestic wind turbine manufacturers have started for the first time to export their products. It can be expected that in the foreseeable future Chinese and Indian wind turbine manufacturers will be among the international top suppliers.

In the present global recession scenario, the Asian wind market has thus far felt a slighter and more delayed impact from the global recession and banking crisis. A recent study concludes that the market will lead the global industry within the next five years. In fact in its response to the financial crisis, the Chinese government has identified the development of wind energy as one of the key economic growth areas.

Aruvian' s R' search' sreport,“ Analyzing the Asian Wind Power Industry”, is a complete analysis of the wind energy industry in Asia. The report analyzes the present global and regional market scenario, the prevalent wind resources in this continent, governmental policies, future projections, detailed analysis of the leading states/province and much more.

The report is a highly comprehensive research compilation of the booming wind power industry in Asia. The report also provides a look at the overall Asian energy industry and a brief profile of the global wind power industry as well.

The report, Analyzing the Asian Wind Power Industry, explores the importance of wind power in today' s world. The report looks at the basics of the wind energy industry, economics, issues and barriers, and other such factors.

Countries analyzed in this report include, among others, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand (which are part of Australasia), Afghanistan, etc.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

A. Introduction to Wind Power

  • A.1 A Clean Green Energy - Wind Power
    • A.1.1 What is Wind Power?
    • A.1.2 How does it Work?
  • A.2 Brief History of Wind Power
  • A.3 Electricity from Wind
  • A.4 How do Wind Turbines Work?
  • A.5 Wind Power Technology
  • A.6 Wind Power Markets
  • A.7 Accommodating the Variable Nature of Wind Power
  • A.8 Environmental Impact

B. Growth Drivers for Wind Energy

  • B.1 Supply Security
  • B.2 Environmental Potential
  • B.3 Climate Change & Wind Power
    • B.3.1 Clean Development Mechanism
    • B.3.2 Wind Energy CDM Projects
  • B.4 Economic Feasibility
  • B.5 Employment & Development of Rural Areas
  • B.6 Renewable Quotas
  • B.7 Technology

C. The Global Wind Market

  • C.1 Present-day Market Scenario
  • C.2 General Situation
  • C.3 Leading Wind Markets in 2008
  • C.4 Increasing Growth Rates
  • C.5 Looking at Continental Distribution
  • C.6 World Wind Resources
  • C.7 Looking at Africa
  • C.8 Profiling Asia Briefly
  • C.9 Looking at Australia and Oceania
  • C.10 Looking at Europe
  • C.11 Looking at Latin America
  • C.12 Looking at North America
  • C.13 The Future Scenario
    • C.13.1 Rising Importance of Wind Energy
    • C.13.2 Global Outlook Scenarios
    • C.13.3 Costs & Benefits
    • C.13.4 Investment
    • C.13.5 Generation Costs
    • C.13.6 Employment
    • C.13.7 Wind Energy Outlook from Energy Watch Group
    • C.13.8 Global Wind Turbine Market

D. Looking at Global Policies

  • D.1 Analysis of the Kyoto Protocol & Post 2012 Reductions Framework
  • D.2 Changes in Export Credit Agencies, Multi-Lateral Development Banks & International Finance Institutions

E. Developing Wind Energy in Times of Recession

F. Global Wind Industry & the Financial Crisis

  • F.1 Fall in Demand
  • F.2 High Cost of Capital

G. Looking at Wind Power Development Strategies: 2008 to 2020

  • G.1 Europe
  • G.2 United States of America
  • G.3 Asia

H. Global Wind Turbine Markets

  • H.1 Future Perspectives
  • H.2 Market Patterns
  • H.3 Competition in the Industry

I. Global Offshore Wind Energy Markets

  • I.1 Market Profile
  • I.2 Trends in Offshore Wind Development

J. Analyzing Wind Power in Asia

  • J.1 Emergence of Many Players in the Market
  • J.2 Analysis of the Asian Wind Turbine Supply Market
  • J.3 Competition in the Industry

K. Wind Energy in Australia

  • K.1 Market Profile
  • K.2 Market Potential of Wind Energy
  • K.3 Wind Power & Australia' s Environment
  • K.4 Issues Facing the Industry
  • K.5 Major Wind Farms in Australia
    • K.5.1 Bald Hills Wind Farm
    • K.5.2 Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm
    • K.5.3 Challicum Hills Wind Farm
    • K.5.4 Clements Gap Wind Farm
    • K.5.5 Crookwell Wind Farm
    • K.5.6 Emu Downs Wind Farm
    • K.5.7 Hallett Wind Farm
    • K.5.8 Lake Bonney Wind Farm
    • K.5.9 Mount Millar Wind Farm
    • K.5.10 Portland Wind Project
    • K.5.11 Snowtown Wind Farm
    • K.5.12 Walkaway Wind Farm
    • K.5.13 Wattle Point Wind Farm
    • K.5.14 Waubra Wind Farm

L. Wind Energy in China

  • L.1 History of Wind Power in China
  • L.2 Market Profile
  • L.3 Key Takeaways
  • L.4 Wind Energy Resources in China
  • L.5 Supply & Demand Scenario
  • L.6 Companies in the Wind Energy Market
  • L.7 Market Potential & Technology Developments
  • L.8 Key Provinces in China Suitable for Wind Power Development
    • L.8.1 Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • L.8.2 Hebei Province
    • L.8.3 Liaoning Province
    • L.8.4 Jilin Province
    • L.8.5 Guangdong Province
    • L.8.6 Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region
    • L.8.7 Jiangsu Province
    • L.8.8 Shandong Province
  • L.9 Evolution of Grid-Connected Wind Farms
  • L.10 Market Structure
  • L.11 Looking at the Market Environment
  • L.12 China' s Wind Power Equipment Manufacturers
  • L.13 Wind Equipment Manufacturing Market in China
  • L.14 Wind Turbine Market in China
  • L.15 Manufacturing of Turbine Components & Accessories
    • L.15.1 Production of Bearings
    • L.15.2 Production of Blades
    • L.15.3 Production of Electrical Controls
    • L.15.4 Production of Gearboxes
    • L.15.5 Production of Generators
  • L.16 Regulatory Framework
    • L.16.1 The Renewable Energy Law
    • L.16.2 Tax Incentives
    • L.16.3 Wind Power Concessions Approach
    • L.16.4 Government Financing Programs
    • L.16.5 Research & Development Programs
    • L.16.6 Other Policy Programs
  • L.17 Present-day Installed Capacity of Wind Power
  • L.18 Role of the Concession Program
  • L.19 Analysis of Off-grid Wind Power Generation
  • L.20 Challenges Facing the Wind Power Industry in China
    • L.20.1 Conflicts arising from Industry Institutions
    • L.20.2 Investment Loans & Taxes
    • L.20.3 Energy Price Distortions
    • L.20.4 Clashes between Foreign & Domestic Technologies
  • L.21 Wind Pricing Policy in China
  • L.22 Impact of the Pricing Policy
    • L.22.1 Increased Growth in Wind Power Market
    • L.22.2 Price Variations in Projects
    • L.22.3 Effect on Private & Foreign Investment
    • L.22.4 Looking at the Current Progress on the Policy
  • L.23 Competition in the Industry
    • L.23.1 Competition Trends
  • L.24 Driving of Domestic Development
  • L.25 Wind: An Important Source of Power in China

M. Wind Power in India

  • M.1 Market Profile
  • M.2 Regulatory Framework for Wind Energy
  • M.3 Wind Industry Developments in India
  • M.4 Current Market Profile
  • M.5 Wind Potential in India
  • M.6 Wind Resources in India
  • M.7 Leading Wind Energy Producing States in India
  • M.8 Looking at the Vankusawade Wind Park

N. Wind Energy in Japan

  • N.1 Market Profile
  • N.2 Potential of Wind Energy in Japan
  • N.3 Market Status
  • N.4 Regulatory Framework
  • N.5 Slowdown in the Japanese Wind Market
  • N.6 Wind Farms in Japan
    • N.6.1 Aoyama Plateau Wind Farm
    • N.6.2 Nunobiki Plateau Wind Farm
    • N.6.3 Seto Wind Farm

O. Wind Energy in New Zealand

  • O.1 Market Profile
  • O.2 Power Generating Potential of Wind Energy in New Zealand
  • O.3 Wind Farms in New Zealand
    • O.3.1 Awhitu Wind Farm
    • O.3.2 Hau Nui Wind Farm
    • O.3.3 Hauauru ma raki
    • O.3.4 Hawke' s Bay Wind Farm
    • O.3.5 Project West Wind
    • O.3.6 Tararua Wind Farm
    • O.3.7 Te Apiti Wind Farm
    • O.3.8 Te Rere Hau Wind Farm
    • O.3.9 White Hill Wind Farm

P. Wind Energy in the Philippines

  • P.1 Market Profile
  • P.2 Wind Resources in the Philippines
  • P.3 Looking at the Renewable Energy Bill

Q. Wind Energy in South Korea

  • Q.1 Market Profile

R. Wind Energy in Taiwan

  • R.1 Market Profile
  • R.2 Market Potential of Wind Energy in Taiwan
  • R.3 Wind Resources in Taiwan

S. Wind Energy in Thailand

  • S.1 Market Profile

T. Other Asian Markets

  • T.1 Afghanistan
  • T.2 Bhutan
  • T.3 Fiji
  • T.4 Indonesia
  • T.5 Maldives
  • T.6 Pakistan
  • T.7 Sri Lanka

U. Evolution of Renewable Energy in Developing Asian Countries

  • U.1 Challenges & Success Conditions
  • U.2 Obstacles in the Way
    • U.2.1 Technological Issues
    • U.2.2 Financial Issues
    • U.2.3 Cognitive Issues
    • U.2.4 Institutional Issues
  • U.3 Success Situations
    • U.3.1 Technological Factors
    • U.3.2 Financial Factors
    • U.3.3 Cognitive Factors
    • U.3.4 Institutional Factors

V. Ensuring Energy Security in Asia & the Pacific

W. Looking at Wind Energy CDM Projects

X. Major Global Manufacturers

  • X.1 Leading Industry Contributors
    • X.1.1 ACCIONA Energy
    • X.1.2 Airtricity
    • X.1.3 Bonus Energy
    • X.1.4 Cielo Wind Power
    • X.1.5 DeWind
    • X.1.6 Ecotecnia
    • X.1.7 EDF Energies Nouvelles
    • X.1.8 Enercon
    • X.1.9 Energia Hidroelectrica de Navarra (EHN)
    • X.1.10 Eurus Energy
    • X.1.11 FPL Energy
    • X.1.12 Fuhrlander
    • X.1.13 Gamesa Eolica
    • X.1.14 GE Energy
    • X.1.15 Gold Wind Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
    • X.1.16 Horizon Wind Energy
    • X.1.17 Invenergy
    • X.1.18 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
    • X.1.19 MSPL Limited
    • X.1.20 NEG Micon
    • X.1.21 Nordex
    • X.1.22 Pioneer Wincon
    • X.1.23 PPM Energy
    • X.1.24 REpower Systems
    • X.1.25 Regen Powertech
    • X.1.26 ScanWind
    • X.1.27 Shell Renewables
    • X.1.28 Siemens
    • X.1.29 Sinovel Wind Co. Ltd.
    • X.1.30 Suzlon
    • X.1.31 TransCanada
    • X.1.32 UPC Wind
    • X.1.33 Vestas
    • X.1.34 VisionQuest Windelectric
    • X.1.35 Western Wind Energy
    • X.1.36 Wind Prospect
    • X.1.37 WKN Windkraft Nord
    • X.1.38 Xi' an-Nordex

Y. Debunking Wind Myths

  • Y.1 The Myth: “Wind Power is Expensive”
  • Y.2 The Myth: “Wind Power Harms the Environment”
  • Y.3 The Myth: “Wind Power is Unreliable and Always needs Back-up”
  • Y.4 The Myth: “Wind Power is Highly Subsidized”

Z. Appendix

AA. Glossary of Terms

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