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Windicator: Feelgood factor

Windicator: Feelgood factor

WORLDWIDE: The last quarter of the year traditionally sees rapid growth for wind power, and late predictions see no exception for 2015.

Windicator: Analysts remain bullish in third quarter as market settles down

Windicator: Analysts remain bullish in third quarter as market settles down

WORLDWIDE: Wind company stocks recovered during the third quarter as the markets settled down again following the summer's equity market rout.

Goldwind focuses on extending its reach and lower costs of wind energy

Goldwind focuses on extending its reach and lower costs of wind energy

INTERVIEW: Goldwind president Wang Haibo talks to Windpower Monthly China correspondent Yang Jianxiang about China's largest wind manufacturer's plans to expand internationally and take its time to develop its offshore turbine

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Vestas profits up to €925 million in 2015

DENMARK: Vestas pre-tax profits increased by 75% in its 2015 financial year on the back of a strong order intake totalling almost 9GW.

Centrica sells UK assets as wind pull-out nears completion

UK: Utility Centrica and its partner has sold its 194MW Lynn & Inner Dowsing offshore wind project and the 26MW Glens of Foundland onshore site to a consortium lead by the Green Investment Bank.

Ming Yang board accepts privatisation bid

CHINA: The board of Chinese turbine manufacturer has entered into a "definitive merger agreement" with the group's chairman and CEO that prices the firm at $408 million.

Wind delivers growth for Dong as group posts losses

DENMARK: The largest offshore wind developer Dong Energy has reported a "strong underlying growth" in its wind business, despite impairments to its oil and gas business forcing the group into a net loss of DKK 12.1 billion (€1.6 billion).

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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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