Vestas Reclaims Top Spot in Annual Ranking of Wind Turbine Makers

Vestas leads a group of three major manufacturers, but a “big four” will emerge this year
Mar 8, 2017 10:00 AM ET
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Originally posted on about.bnef.com.

London and New York, 22 February 2017 – With a clear lead, Vestas reclaimed the top spot in the annual ranking of wind turbine manufacturers, according to figures compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Some 8.7GW of Vestas turbines were installed in 2016, good for 16% of all onshore wind installations last year. Vestas returns to the top spot thanks to a strong push in the US. The Danish turbine manufacturer continues to pursue a global strategy with projects commissioned in 35 countries, more than any other turbine maker.

General Electric placed second with 6.5GW, some 0.6GW more than in 2015. While GE narrowly lost its traditional lead in the US market for newly commissioned turbines to Vestas, it managed to increase its global presence to 21 countries in 2016, from 14 in 2015.

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