The Nordex Group installed 267 units in its domestic market in 2016 compared to 176 in 2015. Nordex’s market share in Germany increased to around 15% (2015: 12%). As the capacity of these turbines also rose, installed capacity climbed by 58% over the previous year to 691MW (2015: 437MW).
Average capacity per wind power system increased to around 2.6MW (2015: 2.5MW). More than 40% of its turbines were installed in the four southern German states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland which are light-wind regions (IEC3). At the same time, the share of the more recent 3MW platform doubled to over 25% (2015: 12%). Last year, Nordex’s order intake in Germany rose by around 28% to € 1.17 billion.