The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the Korean Wind Energy Industry Association (KWEIA) teamed up to identify key success factors for the uptake of wind power deployment in several key markets. The purpose of the study, titled “Identifying Success Factors for Wind Power,” is to provide guidance for the government of the Republic of Korea, which has recently decided to scale up the deployment of wind power and other renewable energies and has started to set up the appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks based on practical experience gained from other parts of the world.
Experts from the following five European wind-energy markets analyzed the development in their respective countries: Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and United Kingdom. In order to provide a detailed analysis of what has driven and hindered the respective wind-power markets, these five countries were analyzed policies and capacities in the following areas:
- Remuneration systems
- Permission procedures
- Social aspects
- Available wind data
- Domestic industrial capacities
- Institutions in the area of R&D, training and education
- Export promotion policies
The overall conclusion of the analysis is this: Strong, reliable, sufficient, inclusive remuneration schemes, together with comprehensive permission procedures, do allow the wind sector to grow. And it is also of important to have a broad understanding of the term wind sector — It should include citizens, communities, farmers, and others who can play an active and supportive role in wind power deployment.
View or download the individual country reports and view a study summary here.