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  • China - Wind has renewed spring in its step

    CHINA: In 2013, Li Junfeng, director of the China Renewable Energy Industries Association, described 2012 as being like winter to the country's wind power sector. "But this year we can feel that spring is coming back," he said, adding that the momentum will continue through 2014.

  • Wind industry activity falls in first quarter

    WORLDWIDE: Activity in the wind industry declined by a third in the first quarter of 2014 compared with a year before, according to data from Windpower Intelligence.

  • Fault with Senvion 6MW forces Nordsee 1 retender

    GERMANY: RWE Innogy has been forced to retender for the turbine supply for its Nordsee 1 offshore project in the German North Sea following a technical issue with Senvion turbines it was planning to use.

  • Sony to form energy storage JV

    Japan/Canada: Sony and Hydro-Québec have agreed to form a joint venture to research and develop a large-scale energy storage system for wind and solar energy.

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Windicator: Share values up for all but Suzlon

WORLDWIDE: Wind power stocks built on their impressive performance last year with further gains in early 2014 as the industry continued to recover from the damage inflicted during the financial crisis.

Windicator: Wind passes 300GW milestone despite slower growth

WORLDWIDE: World wind capacity increased by 13% in 2013 -- less than in 2012, when it rose by 22%. Additions in megawatts were also down on 2012, from 49.2GW in 2012 to 33.1GW last year.

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Land of the rising sun sees glimpse of dawn for wind

JAPAN: No longer judged ineffective, policy support for offshore projects in Japan will see the country slowly embrace renewables.

China booms while the US sleeps

WORLDWIDE: No one in the global wind power industry will be surprised by the slump in new capacity installed during 2013. The year was always going to reflect the worst effects of the US's switchback approach to its main policy incentive, the production tax credit; 2012's boom led inevitably to 2013's bust.

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ProjectCountryMWDeveloperTurbineOnline yearDate reported
Gunn's Hill Canada 18MW Prowind Senvion MM92 n/a 16/04/2014
Morse I and II Canada 23MW Algonqui Siemens 2.3MW n/a 16/04/2014
Rocksprings US 95MW Akuo Energy GE 1.7-103 n/a 16/04/2014
Ventika I and II Mexico 252MW Fisterra Energia Acciona 2016 10/04/2014
Ereymentau Kazakhstan 45MW Samruk FWT 2000 2014 10/04/2014
Kamienna Gora Poland 18MW Wallenborn Group Vestas V80 2015 07/04/2014
Energia do Ventos Brazil 90MW Energia dos Ventos WEG 2.1MW 2015 03/04/2014
Izmir Turkey 51MW n/a Alstom ECO110 2015 03/04/2014
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