WORLDWIDE: Led by Latin America and South Africa, developing markets with a pressing need for electricity are providing a greater share of growth opportunities for the industry. But investors must do their homework and be aware of the pitfalls.
GERMANY: An outline of competitive auction rules for setting support rates for onshore and offshore wind has been laid out in a consultation released by the German federal economy ministry.
UNITED STATES: Research into the affects of climate change on global wind resources and wind turbine operating conditions is still at a very early stage.
INDIA: Suzlon has posted a net profit of INR 10.79 billion ($168.6 million) in the first quarter of its financial year, thanks to an INR 12.89 billion ($201.4 million) exceptional gain from the sale of Senvion.
NORWAY: The converter station for the DolWin 2 grid link has left the Haugesund shipyard in Norway to begin its journey to the German North Sea.
DENMARK: For two hours on Friday 10 July, wind power generated the equivalent of 140% of national electricity consumption, surpassing the previous record of 135%.
EUROPE: Recent project updates from wpd's 111MW Nordergrunde and 288MW Butendiek projects in Germany and Dong Energy's Race Bank project in the UK.
GERMANY: As the government speeds towards auctions for wind support, the industry is concerned what will happen to small onshore projects and whether offshore developments will receive a fair share.
GERMANY: The first foundations were shipped to Vattenfall's 288MW Sandbank site in June, ahead of the start of the monopiles being installed earlier this month.
EUROPE: European offshore installations reached a record amount in the first six months of 2015, as 2.3GW was put in the water, but German onshore additions fall.
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|Project||Country||MW||Developer||Turbine||Online year||Date reported|
|Meikle||Canada||180MW||Pattern Development||GE 3.2-103, 2.75-120||2016||30/07/2015|
|Ovendon Moor Repowering||UK||18MW||E.on, Energy Power Resources||G80-2MW||2016||27/07/2015|
|Aikengall II||UK||60.8MW||Community Windpower||Siemens SWT-3.2-113||2016||27/07/2015|
|Galway Wind Park Phase 1||Ireland||64MW||SSE||Siemens SWT-3.0-113||2017||27/07/2015|
|Gangwon||South Korea||26MW||-||Vestas V100-2MW||2016||17/07/2015|
|Amazong Wind Farm US East||USA||208MW||Iberdrola Renewables||Gamesa G114-2MW||2016||16/07/2015|
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