Previously, we already wrote about the famous solar panel manufacturers in the world. Today we want to tell about companies that are known for their developments in the field of wind power.
Vestas Wind Systems
A well-known Danish company whose factories are located not only in Denmark, but also in Spain, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Italy, England and Australia. Staff of more than 23 thousand people worldwide. Vestas occupies 28% of the market, which makes it the largest manufacturer of wind turbines in the world.
Vestas has designed, manufactured, assembled and maintained wind equipment in 77 countries around the world. The aggregate power of these wind turbines is 90 GW.
A world-renowned engineering corporation with headquarters in Berlin and Munich. Siemens specializes in developments in the field of energy, industry. Staff of more than 480 thousand people worldwide. The equipment of the company is used in more than 190 countries. The German scientist Werner von Siemens founded the comrade, who started his business together with Johann Halske. The company was named Telegraphen-Bauanstalt Siemens & Halske, which specialized not only in electro-telegraphy, but also in the field of optics, mechanics and electromedical devices.
GE (General Electric)
American corporation, headquartered in Boston. GE is ranked 13th in the world by market capitalization. The company produces coastal wind generators, hydroturbines, floating wind turbines. In addition, GE supplies the rotor blades.
Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica
This is a famous Spanish company, which was founded in 1976, which produces wind turbines and builds wind parks. Gamesa is the market leader in Spain and is among the top 10 suppliers of wind turbines worldwide. In 1995, the company built its first wind power plant. The aggregate capacity of the delivered wind turbines is 84.5 GW. The company employs 25,000 employees, and the annual income is 11 million euro. The parent company is Siemens AG.
This is a well-known German company, founded in 1984 in Germany (Aurich), takes the 4th place in the world for the production of turbines. The production is located on several continents. More than 14 000 wind generators were installed in 30 countries of the world.
Suzlon Energy, founded in 1995 and represented in 18 countries around the world on all continents, has implemented thousands of projects with a total capacity of 17 GW. In Suzlon employs 8,500 employees.
The company was founded in 1997 after the merger of two giants – Cubiertas and Entrecanales. The main office is located in Alcobendas (Spain). The main activities are civil engineering, alternative energy, construction.
In the field of renewable sources, Acciona occupies one of the leading positions. Production of the company is located in twenty countries of the world on five continents. The company works with wind energy, photovoltaic solar and hydrothermal energy, processing of biomass.
The company operates 9,000 MW of its own capacity and produces 21 TWh of energy. This amount of electricity can provide 6 million homes. The company works with third-party projects and has already implemented projects that generate more than 2,000 MW.
Acciona SA does not stand still and introduces newer and more modern developments in the field of alternative energy.
Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Xinjiang Company
The giant for the production of wind turbines in China and is among the top 10 producers in the world. The main office is in Xinjiang. In Xinjiang employs 8,000 employees. Over 21 years of operation, more than 28,500 wind turbines with a total capacity of 44 GW were sold.
Nordex was founded in Denmark (1985), but 15 years later, the holding moved to the city of Rostock (Germany). The production is in Germany and China. The company employs 1500 people. Nordex SE is a holding company that manages Nordex Energy B.V., Nordex Energy GmbH and Acciona Windpower.
Sinovel Wind Co
A company from China that produces tidal power plants, marine and coastal windmills. This is the first Chinese company, the requested series of turbines with a capacity of 5 and 6 MW. In 2015, the cumulative capacity of Sinovel turbines was 16,240 MW, the capacity of coastal wind turbines is 170 MW, and the capacity of offshore wind turbines is 381 MW.