GERMANY: The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and the German Small Wind Turbine Association (BVKW) are releasing their small wind turbine market surveys, reports and studies at the New Energy Husum trade fair.
“Small wind turbines are an important topic for New Energy Husum and for the renewable energy industry as a whole. Together with the three associations we want to strengthen and internationalise the small wind turbine industry,” says exhibition boss Peter Becker.
International market data about small wind turbines
The World Wind Energy Association has compiled 31 detailed country reports in its “Small Wind World Report 2013”. The 138-page book provides information about worldwide standards and certification procedures, and statistical information about worldwide use of small-scale wind power.
The report also lists 330 manufacturers from the small wind turbine industry. The English language work can be ordered at the WWEA stand (2A05) in Husum for 75 euros.
Guidebook and software for calculating profitability
On the other hand you can get a handbook about the engineering, profitability and approval procedures for small wind turbines at the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) stand in Hall 1, Stand A14. The “BWE Market Overview Special – Small Wind Turbines” informs its readers about all the important steps to be taken on the way to having their own small wind turbine.
The approximately 320 pages contain contributions from operators of small wind turbines, building contractors, architects and finance experts. The book can be purchased for 27 euros from BWE direct, and includes software for calculating the profitability of small wind turbine projects.
Journal for building law and engineering
In its special exhibition issue of the Kleinwindjournal, the German Small Wind Turbine Association (BVKW) provides a current overview of the state of the small wind turbine industry. The Journal also contains articles about building law and the assessment of rated output data.
At this year’s New Energy Husum the BVKW is also organising a congress on 23 March with practical examples of the planning, approval, erection and operation of small wind turbines.