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Germany's wind power capacity expected to top 10,000 MW

German wind power capacity was expected to top the 10,000 MW mark in July, enough generation to meet more than 3.5% of annual electricity consumption. The country has added 828 turbines (1087.7 MW) during the first six months of the year, reports wind association Bundesverband Windenergie (BWE). Total capacity at the end of June was 9840 MW, generated by 12,250 turbines. Germany's Enercon is once more market leader, responsible for 46% of new wind capacity in the first half of 2002. It is followed by GE Wind (14.4%), Vestas (10.5%), AN Windenergie (6.84%), REpower Systems (6.17%), Nordex (5.43%), DeWind (4.4%) NEG Micon (3.68%) and Fuhrländer (1.45%). German wind turbine manufacturers exported 141 turbines (83 MW) in the January to June period, according to a provisional count by BWE. Fifty-eight turbines (27.8 MW) went to India, 51 (31 MW) to Italy and 12 turbines (12 MW) to Portugal.

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