5.9 : On-Site Power




5.9.1 United States Small Wind Units and Capacity
On-Grid Off-Grid Capacity On-Grid Off-Grid
Units Units Units kW kW kW Sales ($ Million)
2001 (1) 2100 - - 2,100 - - -
2002 (1) 3100 - - 3,100 - - -
2003 (1) 3200 - - 3,200 - - -
2004 4671 - - 4,878 - - 17.2
2005 4324 - - 3,285 - - 11.1
2006 8330 1 7,876 8,565 4,522 4,043 35.8
2007 9102 1 7,800 9,748 5,720 4,017 43.1
2008 10386 1 7,402 17,374 13,610 3,764 73.5
2009 9820 - - 20,375 - - 91.0
2010 7811 - - 25,618 - - 139.2
Remote Off-Grid(2) Residential-Scale Commericial Scale
(< 1 kW) (1 - 10 kW) (11 - 100 kW)
% 2008 Units 65% 34% 2%
% 2008 Capacity 16% 44% 40%
Note(s): 1) Estimates. 2) Turbines under 1 kW are often used on marine vehicles to charge batteries and to pump water for irrigation or ranching.









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Sources:

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Stimmel, Ron, 2008 AWEA Small Wind Turbine Global Market Study, June 2008 for 2006 and 2007 detail

AWEA, Stimmel, Ron, 2009 AWEA Small Wind Turbine Global Market Study for 2008 detail

AWEA, Stimmel, Ron, 2011 AWEA Small Wind Turbine Global Market Study for 2001-2009 units and capacities