Wind Power Monthly
UNITED STATES: Ralls Corporation, the US subsidiary of Chinese turbine maker Sany Electric, has put up for sale four wind farms whose development has been blocked by president Barack Obama over national security concerns.
UK: Dong Energy today announced it had installed two Siemens 6MW turbines at its Gunfleet Sands demonstration site off England's east coast.
AUSTRALIA: Wind developers are fearful that projects may grind to a halt after Australian prime minister Julia Gillard today made a surprise announcement that the country's next federal election would take place in September.
GERMANY: Germany's wind fleet was expanded by 1,008 wind turbines with a total capacity of 2,439MW installed in 2012, 20% more capacity than the 2,008MW from 895 turbines added in 2011.
CHINA: Xi Jinping, general secretary of China's ruling Chinese Communist Party, has lashed out at the country's wind turbine manufacturers for excess production capacity.
UNITED STATES: A US-based protest against wind farms in England and Scotland that was offering to pay "volunteers" $20 to attend has been postponed.
CANADA: The future of the wind industry in Ontario looks increasingly uncertain following the election of the new leader of the province's ruling Liberal Party.
UNITED STATES: A subsidiary of Chinese turbine manufacturer Sany Electric has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the developer that sold it four wind projects in Oregon whose construction has since been blocked by President Obama.
UNITED STATES: Google-owned mobile phone manufacturer Motorola Mobility has been awarded the WindMade certification label, demonstrating that 66% of the power used in its US operations is covered by wind energy.
INDIA: Suzlon has signed its first turbine order since the approval of its $1.8 billion debt restructuring.
GERMANY: German energy regulator, Bundesnetzagentur, is to commence formal investigations into delays in grid connection projects for two wind farms, Borkum Riffgrund 1 and 2, following complaints by Dong Energy.
URUGUAY: German turbine manufacturer Nordex has consolidated its position in Uruguay with two supply deals totalling 107MW.
UNITED STATES: The US wind industry could be facing a bottleneck in tower supply as order activity picks up heading into 2014.
CHINA: China's former number one wind turbine manufacturer Sinovel has fallen to third place in the country's league suppliers over 2012, the troubled company's second drop in consecutive years.
UNITED STATES: Terra-Gen Power has been instructed to install a monitoring system to protect rare condors in order to expand its Alta Wind Energy Centre in California.
SPAIN: Spain's central government is processing a ministerial order exempting the Canary Islands' 11.5MW wind-hydro hybrid plant from the national renewables moratorium, developer Gorona de Viento told Windpower Monthly.
CHINA: The Chinese wind power sector lost about CNY 10 billion ($1.6 billion), or 20 billion kilowatt hours in electricity, from curtailment in 2012, according to Qin Haiyan, secretary general of the Chinese Wind Energy Association.
CHINA: Longyuan Power general manager Xie Changjun is predicting that his company will overtake Iberdrola as the world's largest wind farm developer by 2014.
UNITED STATES: Duke Energy has completed its 36MW battery storage system at a project in Texas.
PORTUGAL: EDP has handed Gamesa a 400MW operations and maintenance (O&M) deal for projects in France, Spain and Portugal.
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