Ten Largest Wind Turbine Manufacturers; Largest Wind Turbine

Here is a list and video of the wind turbines manufactured by the 10 biggest wind power companies in the world. 

Top 10

Top 10 wind turbine manufacturers by annual market share (installed capacity) in 2011 by IHS Inc.:[1]
  1. Denmark Vestas 12.7%
  2. China Sinovel 9.0%
  3. China Goldwind 8.7%
  4. Spain Gamesa 8.0%
  5. Germany Enercon 7.8%
  6. United States GE Wind Energy 7.7%
  7. India Suzlon Group 7.6% (inc Suzlon Energy (India) and REpower (Germany))
  8. China Guodian United Power 7.4%
  9. Denmark/Germany Siemens Wind Power 6.3%
  10. China Ming Yang 3.6%

Alphabetical list

Multibrid 5000 Prototype, north of Bremerhaven (Germany)

Wakamatsu wind farm, Kitakyushu, (Japan)

In the following video, watch the the Enercon E-126 in operation. It is the first wind turbine with 6 MW rated power, rotor diameter: 126m (413ft), hub height: 135m(450ft). (It can generate up to 7 MW)

Two of these giant wind power units have been built for testing at an onshore location, Rysumer Nacken, near Emden, in the northwest of Germany.

Largest capacity

“The Enercon E-126 has a rated capacity of 7.58 MW,[48] has an overall height of 198 m (650 ft), a diameter of 126 m (413 ft), and is the world’s largest-capacity wind turbine since its introduction in 2007.[49] It’s capacity is rated at 6 MW (although this will be ramped up to 7+ MW), and 20 million kilowatt hours per year. That’s enough to power about 5,000 households of four in Europe. At least five companies are working on the development of a 10MW turbine.

(Norway is currently working on building the world’s largest wind turbine, a towering 10 MW machine that will blow away the competition. The Norwegian company Sway will build the 533-feet high monster, capable of powering 2,000 homes all by itself. Enova, a public agency owned by Norway’s petroleum and oil industry ministry, is helping fund the project, which is expected to cost $67.5 million to build.) Read more: Norway to Build World’s Largest Wind Turbine | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/norway-to-build-the-worlds-largest-wind-turbine/

Largest swept area

The turbine with the largest swept area is a prototype installed by Gamesa at Jaulín, Zaragoza, Spain in 2009. The G10X – 4.5 MW has a rotor diameter of 128m.


The tallest wind turbine is Fuhrländer Wind Turbine Laasow. Its axis is 160 meters above ground and its rotor tips can reach a height of 205 meters. It is the only wind turbine in the world taller than 200 meters.[51]

Largest vertical-axis

Le Nordais wind farm in Cap-Chat, Quebec has a vertical axis wind turbine(VAWT) named Éole, which is the world’s largest at 110 m.[52] It has a nameplate capacity of 3.8MW.[53]

Most southerly

The turbines currently operating closest to the South Pole are three Enercon E-33in Antarctica, powering New Zealand’s Scott Base and the United States’ McMurdo Station since December 2009[54][55] although a modified HR3 turbine from Northern Power Systems operated at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in 1997 and 1998.[56] In March 2010 CITEDEF designed, built and installed a wind turbine in Argentine Marambio Base.[57]

Most productive

Four turbines at Rønland wind farm in Denmark share the record for the most productive wind turbines, with each having generated 63.2 GWh by June 2010[58]


The world’s highest-situated wind turbine is made by DeWind installed by the Seawind Group and located in the Andes, Argentina around 4,100 metres (13,500 ft) above sea level. The site uses a type D8.2 – 2000 kW / 50 Hz turbine. This turbine has a new drive train concept with a special torque converter (WinDrive) made byVoith and a synchronous generator. The WKA was put into operation in December 2007 and has supplied the Veladero mine of Barrick Gold with electricity since then.[59]

Largest floating wind turbine

The world’s largest—and also the first operational deep-water large-capacity—floating wind turbine is the 2.3 MW Hywind currently operating 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) offshore in 220-meter-deep water, southwest of Karmøy,Norway. The turbine began operating in September 2009 and utilizes a Siemens 2.3 MW turbine[60][61]


Severe wind turbine accidents have had relatively low impacts on the communities where the accidents occurred, compared with the widespread and long lasting effects of accidents at nuclear and hydroelectric power plants.
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