Historically, there was only a wind turbine manufacturer in Brazil, Wobben Windpower, a subsidiary of German company Enercon, present in the Brazilian wind market, with two wind turbine manufacturing. More recently, other suppliers wind began to enter the market, including Argentina Impsa company, and Suzlon and Vestas, which has sold wind turbines for projects within the PROINFA program .
In 2009 and 2010 witnessed the entry of new firms in the market for wind power in Brazil, and entered new wind turbine manufacturers such as Alstom, Gamesa, GE Wind and Siemens. These foreign suppliers have become eligible for financing by the BNDES, in terms of its commitment to manufacture wind turbines in Brazil within a short period of time.
The initial goal is to achieve a local content quota of 60%. To achieve this, both GE and Alstom are building wind turbine factories in Brazil, while Gamesa and Suzlon have announced plans to manufacture in the short term.
Siemens already has a major industrial base in Brazil, enabling the company to produce and install wind turbines. Brazil is able to provide the largest wind power market in Latin America and the United States market, either with complete wind turbines or wind turbine parts partially assembled.