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Wind Power Generation

SIC 4911 | NAICS 221115

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Wind Power Generation  (view report)
Wind Turbine Installation  (view report)

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

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue 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.

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 including:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Wind Power Generation
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Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free 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.

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data  Select "Guest Search" to view data by industry

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.

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