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Analysis: China moves to buy European wind capacity

Analysis: China moves to buy European wind capacity

SPAIN: Gamesa's deal to sell its 28MW Barchin project to Chinese utility China Huadian not only marks the first Spanish project sale in two years, it hints at a possible revival in sales of existing capacity.

RES Americas -- Aiming for a transition

RES Americas -- Aiming for a transition

UNITED STATES: Susan Reilly, head of one of the US's top renewable-energy firms, talks to Windpower Monthly about the need for carbon reduction and a clear energy policy, and why RES Americas is more focused on onshore construction and transmission lines than entering the US offshore sector.

Analysis: Patent trolls target wind power

Analysis: Patent trolls target wind power

UNITED STATES: One of the biggest "patent trolls" is moving into American wind technology for the first time. Intellectual Ventures (IV) of Bellevue, Washington has quietly applied for at least five high-quality and widely applicable patents for reducing noise and birds strikes at utility-scale wind projects.

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On reflection: Give offshore projects the name they deserve

On reflection: Give offshore projects the name they deserve

WORLDWIDE: Offshore wind farms are large enough in terms of scale and generation capacity that they merit being called power stations. And defining them as such will help attract engineering experience and draw up common standards.

Fresh perspectives or brain drain?

If there's one sure thing to spark controversy it's the creation of a league table based on subjective opinions. In this, Windpower Monthly's ranking of the top 30 leaders in the wind industry is likely to be no exception, even if the judging came from industry associations, our readers and our editorial team.

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