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Turkey downplays wind's contribution to COP21

3 hours 13 min ago
TURKEY: A conservative target of 16GW of installed wind capacity by 2030 has been set by Turkey's government as part of its submission to the COP21 climate change talks in Paris at the end of the year.
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Ontario may demand storage with next round of renewables

4 hours 19 min ago
CANADA: The Ontario government is looking to make energy storage a prerequisite for bringing new large-scale renewable energy projects on line in the province in the future, according to energy minister Bob Chiarell.
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Alberta considers plan to quadruple wind and solar

4 hours 22 min ago
CANADA: A proposal that would see Alberta quadruple the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy sources is "being considered very seriously" by the province's new left-leaning government, said Robert Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CANWEA).
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Adwen 8MW prototype under construction

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 14:16
GERMANY: Gamesa Areva joint venture begins production of 8MW prototype with additional steps in validation process to improve reliability of turbine, says Adwen.
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'Couple of gigawatts' onshore possible before subsidy end

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:21
UK: The UK could see a "couple of gigawatts" of additional onshore capacity in the next 18 months before the Renewable Obligation subsidy is closed indefinitely, said Jonathan Cole of ScottishPower.
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Senvion awarded 109MW for Scottish wind farm

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 09:55
UK: The German turbine manufacturer has been selected by Blue Energy for 32 turbines of 3.4MW with a 20-year maintenance contract, making it Senvion's biggest UK contract.
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'Life is tough' for wind in the UK

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 08:38
UK: For the past 12 months the UK's wind energy industry has been working "if not in total blackout then certainly a prolonged policy brownout", according to RenewableUK's annual report.
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Offshore development still too slow in China

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:49
CHINA: The speed of offshore project construction has improved considerably since the release of the 2014-2016 development plan, said China's National Energy Association (NEA), but the country is certain to miss its 5GW target for offshore installations by the end of the year.
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Nordex acquires Acciona Windpower for €785m

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:34
GERMANY/SPAIN: Germany's Nordex will acquire Spanish turbine rival Acciona Windpower in a €785 million cash and shares deal that also makes the Acciona group Nordex's reference shareholder, with a 29.9% stake.
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Offshore Project Progress - 2 October

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 13:08
EUROPE: Recent project updates from German project Wikinger, the Nobelwind site in Belgium, Krieger's Flak in Denmark and two of Dong Energy's developments in the UK.
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Analysis: California wind power could increase by 21GW by 2030

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:04
UNITED STATES: California's aggressive new 50% renewable portfolio standard (RPS), likely to be extended in October from 33%, is expected to boost the state's wind power by a surprisingly large range of 11GW to 21GW by 2030.
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India pledges 'bold' 60GW wind target

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:02
INDIA: India is targeting 60GW of wind power by 2022 as part of its COP21 climate change pledge.
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Alstom confirms French Haliade factory plans

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 09:50
FRANCE: Alstom will go ahead with building two factories at Cherbourg, manufacturing blades and towers for the Haliade 6MW turbine.
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EWE joins Trianel for second 200MW phase of Borkum West 2

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 09:18
GERMANY: Germany developers EWE and Trianel have formed a joint venture to develop the 200MW second phase of Borkum West 2 wind project.
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Morocco 850MW tender deadline extended

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 15:06
MOROCCO: The deadline for bids for 850MW of wind power has been extended at the request of the five bidders in order to "optimise their offers", the National Office of Energy and Water (ONEE) said.
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Nordex supplies exclusive 2.65MW turbine to UK project

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:29
UK: Nordex has developed a 2.65MW turbine for exclusive use at a high-wind site in northwest England.
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Apex places 151MW Siemens order

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:09
UNITED STATES: Apex Clean Energy has selected Siemens to supply turbines to a 151MW project in Oklahoma, southern US.
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Enel GP exits Portugal in €900m deal

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:07
PORTUGAL: Renewable energy developer Enel Green Power has sold its Portuguese subsidiary and assets to investment firm First State Wind Energy Investments for €900 million.
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Energy Absolute places 126MW Thailand order with Vestas

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 08:59
THAILAND: Vestas has won a 126MW deal from Thai renewable energy developer Energy Absolute.
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Moventas expands uptower repairs

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 15:36
UNITED STATES: Finnish gearbox manufacturer Moventas is now offering uptower replacement of low-speed planetary stage gears and bearings for GE 1.5MW wind turbines in North America
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