In a First, Chinese Firm Tops Annual Ranking of Wind Turbine Makers

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Dabaishan Wind Farm in Heilongjiang, China performing under low-temperature conditions

A Chinese firm in 2015 for the first time topped an annual ranking of onshore wind turbine manufacturers. Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology led Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s annual rankings with 7.8GW of capacity commissioned, buoyed by a surging Chinese market that installed a record 28.7GW last year. Virtually all Goldwind’s 2015 capacity was built in China, a market where, combined, foreign manufacturers accounted for less than 5% of market share.

Denmark’s Vestas followed in second place with 7.3GW commissioned, up 2.5GW from 2014. The company pursued a global strategy, commissioning projects in 32 countries globally, 18 more than the next-highest competitor.wind turbine manufacturers

GE fell from first place last year to third in 2015 with 5.9GW, 700MW more than it commissioned in 2014. GE is the largest turbine provider to the US market, which accounts for 62% of its global installations.

A Chinese firm in 2015 for the first time topped an annual ranking of onshore wind turbine manufacturers. Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology led Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s annual rankings with 7.8GW of capacity commissioned, buoyed by a surging Chinese market that installed a record 28.7GW last year. Virtually all Goldwind’s 2015 capacity was built in China, a market where, combined, foreign manufacturers accounted for less than 5% of market share.

Denmark’s Vestas followed in second place with 7.3GW commissioned, up 2.5GW from 2014. The company pursued a global strategy, commissioning projects in 32 countries globally, 18 more than the next-highest competitor.

GE fell from first place last year to third in 2015 with 5.9GW, 700MW more than it commissioned in 2014. GE is the largest turbine provider to the US market, which accounts for 62% of its global installations.

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