Sector Update: Wind Industry (German)

  • Energy

There are a number of warning signals in the wind industry, e.g. declining sales and earnings at Nordex or Vestas. The reasons include the difficult international environment (political risks, price pressure, USD exchange rate, Asian competitors). In Germany, the reformed energy law (EEG 2017) has made the tendering procedure for determining the feed-in tariff for all wind power systems binding. This system is intended to encourage the industry to achieve greater cost efficiency and prevent oligopolisation of the market, but also confronts the industry with major challenges. Learn more in our industry profile.