A field of V112 3-MW turbines installed in
Macarthur, Australia. Credit: Vestas.
and running before the end of 2017, said Sawyer.
The other variable for wind market growth is the U.S. said
Sawyer indicating that the uncertainty that entered the market
as a result of Trump being elected could light some fres under
developers who had become a little lax. Sawyer is hopeful that
once President Trump learns that the fastest growing job in the
U.S. is wind turbine technician he will change his outlook on
clean energy and wind in particular.
Another notable market, according to Sawyer is CARICOM –
the Caribbean community. The islands have a goal of using 28
percent renewable energy by 2022 and 47 percent by 2027, and
up to 2 GW of that energy could come from wind.
“Those economies which
should be growing are actually bleeding money because
they spend somewhere
between 8 and 40 percent
GDP on buying diesel, which
is crazy giving the amount
of wind and sun they have,”
All analysts predict that
offshore wind markets will
steadily grow, particularly in