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Chinese companies take to the road

Chinese companies take to the road

CHINA: Chinese companies are showing increasing interest in the wind industry in the "Belt and Road" countries, with more turbines sold to that area and more engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts signed.

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.

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Pan-African joint venture set up

AFRICA: A new pan-African power development joint venture has been created between Nigeria's semi-public Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and South Africa's Harith General Partners, operating nearly 1.6GW of renewable capacity.

Lekela buys Senegal project rights, secures $117.5m funding

AFRICA: Lekela Power has acquired the development rights to a 158MW wind project in Senegal, and has received funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to invest across Africa.

Subsea specialists sign strategic alliance

UK: Cable supplier JDR has signed a framework agreement with Bibby Offshore, specialists in subsea construction, inspection and maintenance services.

Nestlé buys into Scottish wind

UK: Food giant Nestlé has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with developer Community Windpower to buy electricity from a new nine-turbine wind farm in south-west Scotland.

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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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