In an expert survey supported by GALLEHR+PARTNER, the leading wind energy manufacturers assess the long-term market development as positive due to the globally increasing energy demand and the higher social acceptance. In addition, the industry is not averse in principle to cooperation with companies from emerging countries, provided that elementary problems such as uncontrolled technology transfer and the lack of legal certainty can be eliminated.

Sebastian Gallehr, main shareholder of Gallehr Sustainable Risk Management GmbH, says about the expert survey: “The question about the openness of German wind energy manufacturers is currently relevant from two perspectives. On the one hand, Chinese companies in the wind power sector will increasingly enter the global markets in the next few years, as is already the case in the photovoltaic sector today. On the other hand, the Chinese market continues to offer great potential for German manufacturers. With regard to both perspectives, the question of willingness to cooperate and possibilities of cooperation arises. For this reason, we at GALLEHR+PARTNER are very pleased that we were able to support the study at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg with our contacts and knowledge.”

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