Research and Markets: This Wind Energy Market Report Analyses and Forecasts the United...

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Research and Markets: This Wind Energy Market Report Analyses and Forecasts the United States Wind Industry

DUBLIN, Ireland--(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets
(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/07fe9e/us_wind_energy_mar)
has announced the addition of the "US Wind Energy Market Analysis and
Forecasts" report to their offering.

   The market research report on "US Wind Energy Market Analysis and
Forecasts" analyses the United States wind industry. This report
provides an extensive research on the growing wind industry at global
as well as country level. Detailed data analysis will help potential
investor to know the current market trends, and growth forecasts of
the wind industry.

   This report analyzes the US wind energy market and its evolution,
This report contains detailed data on global cumulative wind capacity
(1990 - 2007), Global - Top 10 countries and US data of cumulative and
annual installed wind power capacity (2006 & 2007), US - Top 20 states
cumulative and annual installed wind power capacity (2006 & 2007), US
- Top wind manufacturers there market share and growth in wind turbine
sizes and numbers. This report will help the clients to understand the
market drivers and restrictions in the growth of US wind industry. On
the global warming issue this report has also analyzed the tonnes of
CO2 saved with the use of wind turbines in future. This report also
provides an insight on the acquisition and investment activity among
wind developers (2002 to 2007).

   Market Overview

   The global energy challenge requires urgent actions in tackling
the threat of climate change and meeting the rising demand for energy.
A renewable, safe, and clean resource, wind energy is emerging to be
part of the solution to the global energy challenge. The US wind
industry achieved the highest annual installed wind power capacity of
5,329 MW in 2007. In states Texas is already the national leader in
wind power generation from the last two years (2006 & 2007) leaving
behind California on no. 2. In 1999-98 turbine size was 0.71 MW which
is increased to 1.65 MW by 2007-08. But, expiring of Production Tax
Credit is a matter of concern since expiring of this will affect
negatively the rate of wind turbines installations.

   Our Research Findings

   - US wind power accounted for nearly 30 percent of all new
electricity generating capacity added nationally in 2007, up from less
than 1 percent just five years ago, in 2002.

   - US wind power installations have fallen by 93 percent (2000), 73
percent (2002) and 77 percent (2004) previously when credit was not
extended.

   - In cumulative wind energy capacity US has improved its position
from no. 3 (2006) to no. 2 (2007) globally.

   - Texas leads the US states in cumulative & annual wind production
capacity for 2006 and 2007.

   - GE Wind has the largest market share of wind turbines from the
year 2005 to 2007.

   - Unlike most other electricity generation sources, wind turbines
don't consume water. So 4 Trillions gallons of water will be saved if
20 percent wind scenario is achieved by 2030.

   - The wind power industry of US is expected to grow from 9,000
annual construction jobs in 2007 to 65,000 new annual construction
jobs in 2021.

   - US electricity from wind could reduce annual electric sector
carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 825 Million metric tons by 2030.

   Data Sources

   The information has been collected from various sources like
Magazines, Newspapers, Journals, and White papers, Government
Agencies, Trade associations, various paid databases.

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Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Global - Wind Energy
2.1 US - In Global Context

3. US - Wind Energy
3.1 Overview & Forecasts
3.2 Offshore & Land-based Wind Capacity
3.3 Production Tax Credits (PTC)
3.4 Wind Energy in Comparison to other Energy Sources

4. US Top 20 States - Wind Power Capacity
4.1 Top 20 States - Cumulative Growth of Wind Power Capacity
4.2 Top 20 States - Annual Growth of Wind Power Capacity

5. US - By Manufacturers
5.1 Turbine Installations & Annual Market Share
5.2 Growth in Number of Turbines & Its Size

6. US - Growth Drivers for Wind Energy
6.1 Greenhouse Gas Reductions
6.2 Employment Generation in Wind Energy
6.3 No Consumption of Water (Water Conservation)
6.4 Wind Developers Acquisitions & Investments
6.5 National Energy Security & Stability
6.6 Growing Oil Prices

7. US - Barriers for Growth of Wind Energy
7.1 Maintaining and Expanding Relevant Technical Strength
7.2 Expiring Production Tax Credit (PTC)

8. Key Players
8.1 GE Wind
8.2 Vestas
8.3 Siemens Corporation
8.4 Gamesa
8.5 Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc.
8.6 Suzlon
8.7 Clipper Windpower Inc.
8.8 Nordex AG

List of Figures:

Figure 2 1: Global - Cumulative Wind Power Capacity (in MW), 1990 -
 2007
Figure 2 2: Global - Top 10 Countries Cumulative Wind Power Capacity
 Share (in Percent), 2007
Figure 2 3: Global - Top 10 Countries Annual Wind Power Capacity Share
 (in Percent), 2007
Figure 2 4: Global - Approximate Wind Power Penetration in the 20
 Countries with the Greatest Installed Wind Capacity (in Percent),
 2006 - 2007
Figure 3 1: US - Cumulative Wind Capacity (in MW), 1980 - 2006 (Every
 Alternate Year)
Figure 3 2: US - Growth Forecast of Annual & Cumulative Wind
 Installations (in GW), 2006 - F2030 (Every Alternate Year)
Figure 3 3: US - Offshore & Land-based Cumulative Installed Wind
 Capacity (in GW), 2000, 2006, 2012, 2018, 2024 & 2030
Figure 3 4: US - Effect of Production Tax Credit (PTC) on Annual Wind
 Energy Capacity (in MW), 1999 - 2007
Figure 3 5: US - Growth of Annual Energy Generation from Different
 Sources (in Percent), 2002 - 2007
Figure 5 1: US - By Wind Manufacturers Annual Market Share (in
 Percent), 2005-2007
Figure 5 2: US - Growth of Turbine Size (in MW), 1998-99 - 2007-08
Figure 5 3: Number of Turbines & Wind Power Capacity (in MW), 1998-99,
 200-01, 2002,-03, 2004-05, 2006-07 & 2007-08
Figure 6 1: US - Reduction in Cumulative & Annual CO2 Emissions 2008 -
 2030 (Every Alternate Year)
Figure 6 2: US - Wind Energy Direct Manufacturing, Construction, and
 Operations Jobs (in Numbers), 2007 - F2030
Figure 6 3: US - Wind Energy Direct Operations, Direct Construction,
 Direct Manufacturing, Total Indirect Cumulative & Total Induced
 Cumulative (in Numbers), 2007 - 2030
Figure 6 4: US - Water Conservation (in Gallons Billion), 2008 - 2030
 (With Every Alternate Year)
Figure 6 5: Global - Oil price Development (in US$/Barrel), 1970 -
 2005 & 2007 (Difference of 5 Years)
Figure 7 1: US - Decreasing Percentage of 22 Year Olds with a Bachelor
 Degree in Science & Engineering (in Percentage), 1995 - F2050
 (Difference of 5 Years)
Figure 7 2: US - Effect of PTC on Annual Wind Energy Capacity (in MW),
 1999 - 2007
Figure 8 1: Vestas - Geographically Distribution of Employees, (in
 Numbers), 2007

List of Tables:

Table 2 1: Global - Top 10 Countries Cumulative Wind Power Capacity
 (in MW), 2006 & 2007
Table 2 2: Global - Top 10 Countries Annual Wind Power Capacity (in
 MW), 2006 & 2007
Table 4 1: US - Top 20 States Cumulative Wind Power Capacity (in MW),
 2006 & 2007
Table 4 2: US - Top 20 States Annual Wind Power Capacity (in MW), 2006
 & 2007
Table 5 1: US - By Manufacturer Annual Turbine Installations (in MW),
 2005 - 2007
Table 5 2: Size Distribution of Turbines (in MW & Percent), 1998-99,
 200-01, 2002,-03, 2004-05, 2006-07 & 2007-08
Table 6 1: Acquisition and Investment Activity among Wind Developers,
 2002 - 2007
Table 8 1: GE Wind - Sales Figure (in Million US$), 2007
Table 8 2: Vestas - Key Financials (in Million US$), 2003 - 2007
Table 8 3: Siemens - Sales by Geographic Area (in Million Euro) 2006 &
 2007
Table 8 4: Siemens - Employees, R&D Employees & Major Production
 Facilities by Geographic Area (in Numbers), 2007
Table 8 5: Gamesa - Key Financials (in Million Euro), 2001 - 2007
Table 8 6: Gamesa - Revenue by Geographic Area (in Thousand Euro),
 2006 & 2007
Table 8 7: Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics - Key Financials (in
 Million Yen), 2006 - 2008
Table 8 8: Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics - Net Sales & Operating
 Income by Geographic Area (in Million Yen), 2004 - 2008
Table 8 9: Suzlon - Key Financials (in Crore Rs.) 2007 & 2008
Table 8 10: Clipper Windpower Inc. - Number of Employees & Key
 Financials (in Thousand US$), 2006 & 2007
Table 8 11: Nordex AG - Key Financials (in Thousand Euro), 2006 & 2007

Companies Mentioned:

- GE Wind
- Vestas
- Siemens Corporation
- Gamesa
- Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc.
- Suzlon
- Clipper Windpower Inc
- Nordex AG
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