August 02, 2011 11:08 ET

Wind Power Capacity Reached 196,853 MW in 2010

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2011) - has announced the addition of the new report "Global Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Market by Testing, Material, Blade Size, Regulations & Outlook (2011 - 2016)," to their collection of Energy market reports. For more information, visit

Global wind turbine market, a rapidly growing market segment of global renewable energy, has recorded a double digit annual growth in the past ten years and the market is expected to maintain this growth till 2016 by reinstalling and adding new generation turbines as well as increasing the size and efficiency of the turbines. In 2010, 37,462 megawatts (MW) of wind turbines were installed bringing the worldwide wind power capacity to around 196,853 MW.

Rotor blade being a major and measurable component of wind turbine also saw a similar growth witnessed by the overall wind industry.

Rapid growth of the wind rotor blade market is expected to bring forth opportunities such as market for carbon fiber as well as challenges such as blade testing infrastructure for the key players in the market. The world's leading rotor blade manufacturers for wind energy industry were found to closely monitor competitive activities in an attempt to navigate the landscape more efficiently and garner higher market share. In virtually every respect, these producers are seeking to establish a tangible competitive advantage in the marketplace through the implementation of innovative strategies and creative product development capabilities.

This report also discusses market opportunities of materials used for blade manufacturing such as glass fiber and carbon fiber. Blade testing which is very crucial to ensure blade reliability over its lifecycle is also discussed in this report along with market estimation for testing.

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