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Ramping up intelligence and interconnectivity

Ramping up intelligence and interconnectivity

WORLDWIDE: The industrial internet of things is the natural next step as the wind industry establishes itself on the electricity market. And while using big data to optimise wind-farm planning and operation remains important, the focus is shifting to maximising profits for generation.

Influential ... and interesting

Influential ... and interesting

WORLDWIDE: It has been another tumultuous year for the wind industry, one marked by massive mergers and acquisitions, rapid technological progress and steeply falling costs. Windpower Monthly's staff and contributors pick out some of the people behind the headlines

Yieldcos consider all options for life after SunEdison

Yieldcos consider all options for life after SunEdison

UNITED STATES: Institutional investors are likely to show the most interest as Terraform Power and Terraform Global, the two yieldcos controlled by bankrupt SunEdison, put themselves up for sale.

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Manufacturers' profits rise as consolidation continues

WORLDWIDE: Major OEMs have reported a series of positive financial results with most seeing increased profits and upgraded forecasts.

Egypt announces 200MW tender

EGYPT: The government has secured funding for a wind power facility of at least 200MW in the Gulf of Suez region and plans to launch a tender by mid-2017.

Eni to expand renewables with GE deal

ITALY: Oil and gas multinational Eni has signed a framework deal with GE to develop renewable energy projects, including onshore and offshore wind.

Senvion acquires blade development firm

GERMANY: Turbine manufacturer Senvion has acquired blade development and manufacturing firm Euros Group in an all-cash transaction.

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GE puts blades at the cutting edge

Another month, another major acquisition. GE has once again dipped into its seemingly bottomless pockets, this time to buy the world's biggest independent manufacturer of wind-turbine rotor blades, LM Wind Power.

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.

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