The fourth Windpower Monthly Top 30 places wind industry leaders according to their ability to influence, using categories such as global reach, financial clout and megawatt might. The resulting ratings reveal personnel changes and new industry trends.
Our Top 30 list is about these people, and it reflects the changing state of the wind industry. Tellingly, the top four have only been in the wind sector for an average time of 18 months, either coming from other parts of the power sector or other manufacturing areas. Moreover, only two out of the top ten were there during the glory days of the early 2000s when wind went through its period of stellar growth.