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Enercon launches 4MW turbine platform

Enercon launches 4MW turbine platform

GERMANY: Enercon's new 4MW turbines were designed for cost-effective manufacture, simple logistics and easy site assembly. Three models make up the platform launch, with the first prototype, a 4.2MW medium-wind speed model -- the E-126 EP4 -- planned for late 2015 and serial production in 2016.

Analysis: Boom and bust fear over China tariff change

Analysis: Boom and bust fear over China tariff change

CHINA: The launch of China's first onshore feed-in tariff (FIT) in 2009 gave the country's wind sector a welcome boost. But now a cut to the scheme is causing upheaval throughout the industry.

Analysis: Italian FIT process hits wind

Analysis: Italian FIT process hits wind

ITALY: Italy's wind energy sector was always expected to slow down with the switch to an auction system for feed-in-tariffs (FIT), but the extent of the decline has topped even the most pessimistic forecasts.

Analysis: Uneasy partners? VCs and wind

Analysis: Uneasy partners? VCs and wind

UNITED STATES: Venture capitalist (VC) funding is essential for many wind tech start-ups. However, two high-profile VC-funded US wind start-ups have folded over the last year, most notably Boulder Wind Power.


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China - Testing times ahead with more balanced growth

CHINA: The Chinese wind-power market faces a tough year as the industry gets to grips with new government requirements. Though growth slowed in 2011, the market still performed very strongly, with over 15GW of newly installed capacity. Industry officials expect the wind industry to continue to lead the world in growth in 2012 as the government counts on the technology to raise the nation's consumption of renewable energy.

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China Wind Power - Special Report

China Wind Power - Special Report

Windpower Monthly examines China's wind energy sector, covering subjects such as transmission issues, LVRT upgrades and its offshore sector.

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