Candle in the wind: Dwindling government support will hurt demand for new turbines

The Wind Turbine Manufacturing industry has benefited from state and federal renewable energy policies over the past five years. A majority of states require utilities to generate a portion of their electricity from renewable sources, including wind. In addition, the federal renewable electricity production tax credit (PTC) subsidizes energy producers based on the amount of renewable energy they generate. However, turbine purchases have been timed to benefit from federal tax incentives, which have been inconsistent and caused significant volatility over the period. The PTC is set to be phased out completely after 2019...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Evolution of wind turbines, and the potential rise of offshore wind in the coming years, has led to mergers
  • The vast majority of wind turbine installations contain domestically manufactured parts
  • Employment is anticipated to fluctuate in response to changes in demand
  • 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 2017, for every dollar spent on wages, industry companies are expected to invest $0.09 on capital. Although production line workers command modest wages, the industry is also dependent on a large number of highly skilled machinists, engineers and production managers. However, capital intensity has fluctuated significantly over the past five years as manufacturers have struggled to adapt their operations to a highly volatile market...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wind Turbine Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wind Turbine Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to negotiate successfully with regulator
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Regulation for the Wind Power industry and Value of utilities construction in the Wind Turbine Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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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
  • Nacelles
  • Rotors and hubs
  • Towers
  • Other electronic components
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacture wind turbine nacelles
  • Manufacture wind turbine blades
  • Manufacture wind turbine towers
  • Wind turbine repair and maintenance
  • Manufacture wind turbine components
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Regulation for the Wind Power industry
  • Value of utilities construction
  • Electric power consumption
  • Price of natural gas
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Production tax credit drives investments
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry structure
  • Overseas and offshore
  • Uncertain future
  • Table: Wind Turbine Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wind Turbine Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Wind Power
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Circuit Board & Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor & Circuit Manufacturing
  • Steel Framing
  • Steel Rolling & Drawing

  • Products & Services
  • Nacelles
  • Towers
  • Rotors and hubs
  • Other electronic components
  • Chart: Wind Turbine Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Government policy
  • Power consumption

  • Major Markets
  • Projects with capacity of more than 200W
  • Projects with capacity between 150 and 200 MW
  • Projects with capacity between 100 and 150MW
  • Projects with capacity between 50 and 100W
  • Projects with capacity between 10 and 50MW
  • Projects with capacity of less than 10MW
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wind Turbine Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wind Turbine Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wind Turbine Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Siemens AG, General Electric Company, Vestas Wind Systems,
  • Table: Siemens AG - financial performance
  • Table: General Electric Company - financial performance
  • Table: Vestas Wind Systems - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wind Turbine Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Wind Turbine Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Electric power consumption (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Kilowatt Hour
  • A unit of energy measurement, equal to one kilowatt expended over one hour.
  • Nameplate Capacity
  • The highest possible output of a wind turbine based on its technical attributes.
  • Ptc
  • The abbreviation given to the Wind Power industry's production tax credit that provides operators with 2.2 cents per kilowatt hour produced.
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