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CANADA: Bidding is likely to be highly competitive as Ontario goes to the market to buy wind energy for the first time since scrapping its fixed-price feed-in tariff (FIT) programme for large-scale projects 20 months ago.
WORLDWIDE: Last year saw some significant changes to the wind investment and financing landscape. Windpower Monthly asked the experts in financial sector what trends would emerge in the wind industry during 2015.
UNITED STATES: Cape Wind is on life support, and the next few weeks will be crucial for the 468MW offshore wind project and developer Energy Management Inc (EMI).
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.
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.