According to an analysis by Navigant Research in the report “World Market Update 2013”, wind energy is expected to increase its contribution to the global electricity mix from the current share of 3% to 7.3% in 2018.
Feng Zhao, director of research says that 2013 was the first year in which the wind power sector had registered a negative growth since 2004, but considers this slowdown only anomaly.
In 2013, the global wind industry added to the network 36GW, equivalent to a 20% drop.
The causes are to be found in the financial crisis that hit the European markets and set backs in USA and Spain due to inconsistent policies. Already by the end of 2014, however, it is expected to grow by 30%.
According to the analysts, new opportunities will come from the emerging markets of Latin America and Africa. Thanks to the production of machinery capable of exploiting wind energy in areas where the wind speed is low, the industry will add another 250GW of capacity by 2018.
Enessere believes in the potential of wind energy and is giving its contribution by improving, through extensive studies, its Hercules Wind Generator.