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Wind Turbine Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Wind Turbine Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33361b | Sep 2014

Dead calm: the slowdown in government assistance will weaken demand for new wind turbines

IBISWorld’s Wind Turbine Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$10bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-4.8%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
25,291
Businesses
18
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

While the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act established incentives for renewable energy development and state governments also implemented favorable clean-energy policies, industry revenue fell during the five years to 2014, due to uncertainties regarding the extension of the PTC. However, downstream operators raced to start projects before the PTC expired in 2013, and strong demand is forecast to carry over to 2014. In the five years to 2019, the industry is expected to further decline, as a result of continued uncertainty regarding the PTC extension. As demand falls, industry operators are anticipated to consolidate manufacturing operations and shift to providing maintenance and support services. Additionally, operators are expected to rely more heavily on international markets... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Wind Turbine Manufacturing industry requires a large amount of capital in the form of plant and equipment. The assembly process involves repetitive actions that can be automated to increase production speed and cost efficiency, but workers are needed to fine tune and perform quality control throughout the assembly line. In 2014, for every dollar spent on wages, industry firms are expected to spend $0.24 on capital investments. Although production line workers command modest wages, the industry is also dependent on a large number of highly skilled machinists, engineers and production managers. Over the past five years, capital intensity has declined, because industry operators scaled down investments due to volatile demand and the uncertain regulatory landscape... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Wind Turbine Manufacturing Industry?

The Wind Turbine Manufacturing industry manufactures wind turbine blades, towers, generators and related parts. Industry operators also provide maintenance and support services for installed wind turbines.

Industry Products
Rated capacity 2.41-3.0 MWRated capacity 2.0-2.40 MWRated capacity 1.7-1.99 MWRated capacity 1.0-1.6 MWRated capacity 0.1-1.0 MWRated capacity less than 100 KW
 
Industry Activities
Manufacture wind turbine nacellesManufacture wind turbine bladesManufacture wind turbine towersWind turbine repair and maintenanceManufacture wind turbine components


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