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WORLDWIDE: International reach and staying power are among the new criteria by which Navigant Research has rated the wind industry's leading original equipment manufacturers.
UNITED STATES: The US supply chain is a multi-billion dollar industry employing more than 21,000 people. Given the five-year production tax credit (PTC) bubble, the domestic sector is already operating at full tilt, and more production lines and shifts are already being added to existing factories.
CHINA: With a parent company that has been doing business in the country for 30 years, buying a stake in a small Chinese developer marks only the start of EDF Energie Nouvelles' expanding market drive and its ultimate ambition in China may not be confined to land.
UNITED STATES: GE's renewable energy business reports increased revenues of $2.78 billion in Q3, with nine-month figures also up 51%.
INDIA: Manufacturer Suzlon has officially opened a new blade manufacturing facility in Madhya Pradesh, central India.
MEXICO: Multi-national bank HSBC has agreed a power purchase deal with Enel Green Power to supply wind energy to its offices in Mexico.
GERMANY: Enercon's co-managing director Nicole Fritsch-Nehring will step down from her role at the end of the year.
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To the list of Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, GE and Alstom, Nordex and Acciona, we can now add Siemens and Gamesa (p10).
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) must be congratulated for the quietly efficient way it set about managing its annual event in a city still reeling from the shock of a terrorist attack just three days earlier.
There are many challenges associated with developing projects in forested, low-wind sites, but finding a suitable turbine is not likely to be one of them.