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Order changes under new criteria

Order changes under new criteria

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.

Cheap imports hamper PTC boost for US supply chain

Cheap imports hamper PTC boost for US supply chain

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.

EDF ready to push into biggest wind market

EDF ready to push into biggest wind market

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.

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GE Renewable Energy revenues up 66% in Q3

UNITED STATES: GE's renewable energy business reports increased revenues of $2.78 billion in Q3, with nine-month figures also up 51%.

Suzlon opens new blade facility

INDIA: Manufacturer Suzlon has officially opened a new blade manufacturing facility in Madhya Pradesh, central India.

HSBC signs power deal with Enel

MEXICO: Multi-national bank HSBC has agreed a power purchase deal with Enel Green Power to supply wind energy to its offices in Mexico.

Enercon's Fristch-Nehring steps down

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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Wind's newest, biggest player

To the list of Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, GE and Alstom, Nordex and Acciona, we can now add Siemens and Gamesa (p10).

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.

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