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Analysis: Enercon braced for uncertain future

Analysis: Enercon braced for uncertain future

GERMANY: Turbine manufacturer Enercon could be harder hit than other market players by the German federal government's plans for renewables.

Market Status: Asia-Pacific

Market Status: Asia-Pacific

ASIA-PACIFIC: Wind installations in 2015 and prospects for 2016 for countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including China, India and Australia. Including our unique Feelgood Factor rating based on political support, investor confidence, structural readiness, and pipeline.

Market Status 2016: Prospects following a year of record installations

Market Status 2016: Prospects following a year of record installations

WORLDWIDE: Our annual guide to more than forty countries, giving new operating wind installations from 2015, current policies and prospects for the near future.

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EU-US trade pact talks collapse

EUROPE/UNITED STATES: A proposed trade pact between the EU and US is now in doubt after French president Francois Hollande said he would block the deal.

Siemens wind business profits rebound

GERMANY: Siemens has recorded profits of €137 million in its Q2 financial quarter up from a loss of €44 million in the same period last year.

Envision buys Norwegian monitoring firm

NORWAY: Chinese manufacturer Envision Energy has acquired Norwegian digital energy company BazeField.

GE considering Adwen buyout

FRANCE: GE Renewables is reportedly looking into acquiring the Gamesa-Areva offshore wind joint venture as it aims to become "one of three major players" in the industry.

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Turbines live longer as projects grow

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.

Competitive age needs deep pockets

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.

Some things just don't change

If you found a time machine and sent our Top 10 turbine manufacturers feature back five years, it is doubtful anyone would believe they were looking into the future.

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