China Set to Dominate Wind Market

Wind energy in general is evolving into a product that will soon be dominated by the Chinese—so American insurers will need to adapt and learn about these foreign manufacturers to effectively compete in this segment, says Camilo Posada, assistant vice president and senior underwriting specialist at Chubb Commercial Insurance in Chicago.

As recently as five years ago the biggest wind-power product manufacturers hailed from the United States, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. Today, China leads with a 43 percent share of the world market for wind turbines, according to the World Wind Energy Association.

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