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Wind Energy 2017/ key applicants

07.02.2019

The present review includes information on the most productive applicants by the number of patent applica-tions registered in 2017 and related to horizontal axis wind turbines. In total, more than 2170 patent applica-tions represented by 404 applicants from 29 countries and registered in 28 patent offices of the world were found in generally-accessible sources on this topic as of the date of the present review compilation. The...

Wind Energy 2017/ key indicators

01.02.2019

The present review includes key indicators of patenting activity of inventors in the field of wind energy in 2017. 2171 patent applications with technical content related to horizontal axis wind turbines registered in 28 patent offices around the world during the year under consideration were collected for the analysis. More than four hundred applicants from 29 countries participated in the patenting process. The methodology of...

China Wind Power 2018, Conference & Exhibition, Beijing

18.12.2018

Starting from its first launch in 2008, the China Wind Power International Exhibition has invariably attracted increased attention from both the professional market and the public. In October 2018, this event was held for the eleventh time running in Beijing. The organizers were the Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA), the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the China...

2016 was Vestas best year ever

02.12.2017

Vestas is a global energy company dedicated to wind energy, operating in 76 countries around the world in fields of development, manufacturing, and sales, and service of wind turbines. Vestas employs 21,000 people globally and is the largest wind turbine company in the world. Vestas has installed 59,909 wind turbines on six continents, which generate more than 205 million MWh of electricity per year (e.g. the supply of almost 120...

NextEra Energy 2016

17.11.2017

According to the 2016 Annual Report, NextEra Energy Inc. (NEE) is one of the largest clean energy companies, with consolidated revenues of approximately $16.2 billion, approximately 45,900 megawatts of generating capacity and approximately 14,700 employees in 30 states and Canada as of year-end 2016. Through its subsidiary NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (NEER), is the largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun in the...

Nordex grew rapidly in 2016

09.11.2017

Nordex is a German company that designs, sells and manufactures wind turbines. The company's headquarters is located in the German city of Rostock while management is located in Hamburg. In 1995 Nordex was the first company to mass-produce a 1 MW turbine. In 2016 the history of Nordex was marked by the takeover of Acciona Windpower [1] (AWP), a significant transaction that expanded its sales territory and...

Wind energy 2015 / most prominent patents

15.11.2016

Wind energy today is the principal moving force of renewable energy development. According to REN21 international association and its latest report named RENEWABLES 2016 GLOBAL STATUS REPORT, in 2015 wind energy capacities exceeded 430 GW, which comprises about 55% of all electrical power generating renewable energy facilities in the world, excluding hydro power. The innovative activities of inventors make considerable contribution to...

Vestas and the wind power industry continued to grow in 2015

13.10.2016

Established in 1979 the company Vestas is the market leader in wind power energy production with its global presence in 75 countries and 74 GW installed to date 56,860 wind turbines on six continents, which generate more than 145 million MWh of electricity per year, have over 80 million Europeans’ residential electricity consumption and allow to reduce carbon emissions per year by more than 75 million tonnes of CO2. 2015 has been for...

Wind energy 2015 / key indicators

23.09.2016

Development of wind energy all over the globe continues at a steady pace and, according to the forecast of World Wind Energy Association, in 2015 total installed capacities will exceed 400 GW. China remains absolute leader in this process, with the USA and Germany coming after. However, markets are rapidly developing in other countries as well, particularly in India, United Kingdom and Brazil. The present review evaluates the latest...

Wind energy 2015 / key applicants

06.09.2016

Wind energy is the most intensively developing sector of renewable energy industry. The total amount of electrical power generated by wind turbines, according to multiple estimations, already exceeds 3% of the aggregate global power production. This process involves dozens of countries; hundreds of manufacturers of wind turbines and components; several thousands of wind park developers and operators. Amongst other things, such...