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Wind Power Generation

SIC 4911 | NAICS 221115

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

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Wind Turbine Installation  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Haymarket Media Group Ltd
Windpower Monthly / Special Reports
Monthly trade journal features news and information for the industry, with content sections covered including business, technology, policy, project development, operations, maintenance, transmission, and offshore. Subscription service includes special reports which examine a specific regional market or key issue.

Wind Power Generation

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Information resources available from this trade association include:

Fact Sheets
Fact sheets provide an overview of the industry, with topics covered including installed capacity by state, federal energy policy, environmental and safety issues, and more. All information is available free online.

Annual Market Report
Annual report provides an in-depth analysis of the wind energy industry, with major topics covered including capacity growth and projects, regional and state impacts, transmission, offshore projects, and distributed energy. Executive summary which includes table of contents and selected excerpts can be downloaded and viewed online; full publication is available to members only.

Quarterly Market Report
Quarterly updates to the annual market report include information on capacity growth, new projects, and projects currently under construction. Executive summary which includes table of contents and selected excerpts can be downloaded and viewed online; full publication is available to members only.

U.S. Department of Energy
Extensive selection of resources included in this section provides a comprehensive overview of the industry, with topics covered in various publications including historical perspective, how turbines work, U.S. wind power market, and offshore technology market. All information can be viewed free online.

Global Figures / Publications  Select options from drop-down menu for above sections
International trade association provides an extensive collection of reports, studies, and publications which cover various aspects of the wind energy business, with content sections including global outlook, market forecasts, country reports, topical publications, and more. All information can be viewed free online.

Wind Power in the US: Market Outlook
Research report provides a detailed overview of the U.S. market, with topics covered including installed capacity; generation trends; onshore and offshore market segments; manufacturer market share; average project size; investment trends; and more. Detailed description of contents can be viewed free online.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Electric Power Generation  Search for "2211"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Wind Power Generation

Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Information resources available from this organization include:

Careers in Wind Energy
Career guide provides an overview of the industry and includes information on occupations relevant to its manufacturing, project development, and operation and maintenance phases, with information provided including job duties, education and training, and earnings. All information is available free online.

Wind Turbine Service Technicians
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for turbine service technicians on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, upper/lower quartiles, and upper/lower deciles. All information is available free online.

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Business Valuation Resources

Mercom Capital Group
Wind Funding and M&A Reports
Quarterly reports provide information on funding and M&A market activity for wind power companies, with topics covered including venture capital funding, large scale project funding, debt funding deals, M&A transactions, and project transactions. Executive summary can be downloaded with registration.


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