Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Wind Power industry generates revenue from owning and operating wind farms and selling the produced energy to downstream customers. Over the past five years, government assistance has made this energy source more cost competitive with other electricity-generation sources, with net generation from wind continuing to increase. As a result, industry revenue is expected to grow over the next five years. Industry operators benefit from the federal production tax credit (PTC), a government incentive that pays producers per unit of energy sold, and growing support for renewable energy. The PTC offers renewable power generation operators a tax credit of 2.3 cents per kilowatt-hour of energy produced, and has been instrumental to the industry's growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Prospective companies that seek to enter the Wind Power industry face high barriers to entry because they must have a large amount of capital and considerable expertise. New entrants need to secure a significant amount of capital to enter the industry, as the cost for wind power producing equipment is high. Equipment represents the largest cost for wind power-generation companies. The industry is benefiting from growing concern over greenhouse gas emissions associated with fossil fuel-fired power plants. However, production costs are higher than those associated with fossil fuels, such as coal.
Finding companies and experts who have extensive knowledge of wind is a barrier to entry... purchase to read more