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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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EBRD adds €500m to Turkey renewables fund

TURKEY: The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development has added €500 million to its renewable energy fund in Turkey, increasing the total available to banks to €1.5billion.

Dong sells Burbo Bank Extension stake

UK: Dong Energy has sold a 50% stake of its 258MW Burbo Bank Extension project to repeat investors Danish pension fund PKA and Lego Group owner Kirkbi I/S.

Dong acquires second US offshore zone

UNITED STATES: Danish offshore wind developer Dong Energy has acquired the 1GW development zone off the coast of New Jersey, north-east US, from RES Americas.

Vestas profits up 75% in 2015

DENMARK: Vestas pre-tax profits increased to €925 million in the 2015 financial year on the back of a strong order intake totalling almost 9GW.

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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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