Enercon boosted its share of its German home market for onshore wind turbines to 53.2% – or 1.28GW – in 2018, as the market collapsed amid administrative barriers and after poorly-designed tenders.

Enercon saw 2GW of its machines installed in Germany in 2017, but due to much higher overall onshore installation figures that year the manufacturer’s market share then was only 38.1%.

Net additions for wind on land last year fell to 2.15GW in Europe’s largest onshore wind market, less than half of the 4.87GW registered in Germany in 2017. The gross expansion in 2018 reached 2.4GW for installations on land in the country, down from 5.33GW a year earlier.

Globally, 2.84GW of Enercon turbines were installed in 2018, the company said in its Windblatt in-house magazine, slightly more than the 2.53GW Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) had reported in February for the company’s world-wide installation figures last year.

Either way, the figure leaves Enercon in sixth spot of global wind OEMs in 2018, down from the fifth place held a year earlier.