How does the European wind energy market compare to other regions?

EU turbine manufacturers had a global market share of 27.4 percent in 2010, consisting of 89 percent of the EU market, 32 percent of the US market, and 8 percent of the Chinese market (the world’s largest market).[1] Of the 10 largest wind turbine manufacturers in the world, four are EU-based. Five of the 10 largest wind energy developers in the world are EU-based. European companies, despite numerous protectionist policies outside the EU, have achieved a higher share in foreign markets than non-European manufacturers have achieved in Europe.

[1] MAKE Consulting 2011