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DENMARK: Vestas has revealed a new large-diameter steel tower that it claims could allow for an up to 8% increase in generation.
GERMANY: Expansion of 1.2GW of offshore wind projects in the North Sea, beyond the Baltic 2 project already under way, depends on the result of the current revision of the Renewable Energy Act, according to EnBW CEO Frank Mastiaux.
TURKEY: Vestas has agreed to supply turbines with a capacity of 29.7MW as part of a framework agreement with EnBW for the installation of turbines with a capacity of 207MW across five projects in Turkey.
FINLAND: Vestas has won a 99MW order from TuuliWatti Oy to supply turbines with a capacity of 99MW for two projects in Finland.
EUROPE: European wind manufacturers will have to diversify out of their home markets if they are to survive.
UNITED STATES: Wind power accounted for more than 4% of the energy on the US grid last year, the first time this milestone has been breached.
IRELAND: Plans for Ireland to construct thousands of wind turbines to export power to the UK have hit the rocks, according to media reports.
UNITED STATES: Electricity storage is seen by some as an important requirement for the development of wind power, but it is is still a largely experimental field. This was highlighted by the $30million battery fire that closed First Wind's 30MW Kahuku project in 2012. Although the project reopened in February, the cause of the fire is still unknown.
BRAZIL: Two Brazilian developers have chosen Gamesa turbines for their wind farms with a combined capacity of 98MW.
UNITED STATES: President Barack Obama has reiterated his aim to make the production tax credit (PTC) permanent.
DENMARK: Vestas is to sell one of its offices in Aarhus, Denmark as it continues its programme to bring down costs.
GERMANY: Siemens has revealed details of its newly 3.2MW uprated version of its 3MW direct drive machine.
UNITED STATES: GE has developed a new 97-metre space frame tower in Tehachapi, California, with 30% less steel than a tubular tower of the same height
GERMANY: Enercon has been forced to drop its plan to work with German energy and communications firm EWE to take over the operation of the electrical grid in the Aurich district in the German state of Lower Saxony.
TURKEY: GE is to sell its stake in Turkish company Gama Enerji, through which it has developed a number of wind farms in the country.
JORDAN: Vestas has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with developer EP Global Energy to supply refurbished turbines to remote areas of Jordan.
UK: The replacement of a damaged blade on the Samsung Heavy Industries 7MW offshore prototype has meant that its commissioning has been delayed until the end of March.
GERMANY: Vestas has been handed a 72.6MW deal from BWP Eider for a community wind project in northern Germany.
MEXICO: Spanish banking group Santander has signed up Gamesa to jointly develop 500MW in Mexico.
UNITED STATES: GE has revealed a system designed to allow remote power networks to use direct current (DC), claiming that it could boost offshore wind farm output by 15%.
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