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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 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.

Windicator: Annual stock price analysis -- April 2016 and global feelgood factor

Windicator: Annual stock price analysis -- April 2016 and global feelgood factor

WORLDWIDE: The review of manufacturers' 2015 shares performance reveals that companies beat forecasts amid turbulent conditions.

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AWEA 2016: RPS cost £12/MWh in 2014

UNITED STATES: Compliance with renewable portfolio standards (RPS) cost US consumers an average $12/MWh in 2014 - or a total of $2.6 billion.

AWEA 2016: PTC attracts investment competition

UNITED STATES: The long-term phase-out of the production tax credit (PTC) is bringing more tax equity investors into the US market, leaving developers hopeful it will make what has always been their most expensive source of capital more affordable.

Dong sets IPO price range

DENMARK: Danish offshore wind developer Dong Energy has set an indicative price range of DKK 200-255 (€26.89 - 34.29) per share ahead of its planned initial public offering (IPO) this summer.

Whirlpool to install turbines at more plants

UNITED STATES: White goods manufacturer Whirlpool is adding to its wind power generation by installing four Goldwind turbines at two additional Ohio factories.

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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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