An Illustrated Guide to the Growing Size of Wind Turbines

By [email protected] Bigger is almost always better in the wind industry, even if it means difficult logistics.

That’s the key takeaway from a new report on next-generation wind turbines from MAKE Consulting. The research shows global onshore turbine size increasing at a 3 percent compound annual growth rate between 2012 and 2022, as original equipment manufacturers seek to extract every ounce of potential from the wind resource.

The proportion of larger turbines entering the market has grown steadily since 2010. Back then, 40 percent of onshore machines were 2 megawatts or larger.

Last year that proportion had risen to 90 percent, with 23 percent of

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