Wind power basically refers to the process of converting wind energy into utilizable form of energy. A wind turbine is the most common device in making electricity from wind. Windmills are also used for creating mechanical power. The process of installing a series of wind turbines is complicated but there are companies that are experts in doing so. In this article, the categories, types and names of wind power companies in the world are discussed.
Technically called “the windustry”, the companies are divided into two categories: commercial and small. The first pertains to the companies that deal with utility-scale turbines of 100kW. These turbines are generally connected to an electricity grid system. The second refers to the companies that handle less than 100kW turbines. These turbines can be employed on- or off-grid systems. So if you are located in a Small Island Developing States (SIDS), you may choose the latter. Nevertheless, this depends on availability. A favorable site must have an adequate wind capacity.
Going back, these two categories are further subdivided into different components. Commercial energy companies can be consultants and/or developers. Commercial energy companies may also provide financial and legal services. Turbine manufacturers, equipment suppliers and installers are also under this umbrella term commercial. These last three roles may be also included in the small energy companies.
No matter which type of provider you are looking for, you may find a wind power company in the US, Canada, Africa, Central and South America, Asia and Middle East, Europe and Australia. In terms of megawatts installed, Denmark, United States and Spain are the three countries leading the installation. In summary, if you are looking for a wind power provider, you have to determine the utility prior to commissioning a provider. There are commercial scale wind power providers and there are also small-scale providers.