Siemens offers products, solutions and services for the entire energy conversion chain – from power generation and transmission to distribution. Siemen's Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier (as of Fenruary 2011) of a wide range of products, solutions and services for power generation, transmission and distribution as well as for the production, conversion and transport of the primary fuels oil and gas. Siemens has comprehensive knowhow encompassing the entire energy conversion chain and, in particular, plant-to-grid connections and other types of interfaces. The company focuses primarily on the requirements of energy utilities and industrial companies – particularly those in the oil and gas industry. Siemens Energy has about 88,000 employees worldwide as of Feb. 2011. In fiscal 2010, the Sector generated total revenue of €25.5 billion and profit of €3.6 billion.
WIND - Siemens is a leading provider of wind turbines worldwide. With an installed capacity of around 9,000 megawatts, our more than 7,800 turbines are generating a major share of the world’s carbon-free wind power. We’re also participating in the Desertec industry initiative, which will leverage the enormous potential of solar-thermal power plants in the Sahara and of wind farms in the Mediterranean region to produce carbon-free electricity. And we have the best portfolio for the challenge: it now includes a new 2.3-megawatt wind turbine, which – equipped with a rotor 101 meters in diameter – is ideally suited for operation in medium to low winds. In the field of solar-thermal power, we also offer an innovative technology that employs salt as a thermal medium to store heat for nighttime power generation. We manufacture complete wind turbines and provide a full range of turbine-related services. Innovations like our gearless turbine drives and our floating turbines, which can operate in high winds on the open sea, are taking wind power technology to new levels.
SOLAR - In the field of photovoltaics, we supply solar farms on a turnkey basis. We also provide all major components for solar-thermal power plants. Our acquisition of a stake in Italy’s solar specialist Archimede has added yet another innovative technology to our solar-thermal offerings.