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UNITED STATES: Northern Power Systems (NPS) hopes to carve out a "large" European market in 2014, especially in the UK and Italy, according to Canadian securities documents.
UNITED STATES: Most of the repowering in the iconic Altamont Pass in northern California will screech to a halt if the production tax credit (PTC) is not reinstated, said Rick Koebbe, president of PowerWorks. The Idaho-based company is repowering about 54MW in the area, the cradle of the utility-scale global wind industry.
GERMANY: Enercon is back on track in the first quarter of this year, installing 720MW in the first three months compared with just 490MW in the equivalent period of 2013. Arguably solid, but not quite up to the first quarter of 2012 of 750MW.
POLAND: As Polish political parties rally countrywide to win support for the May elections to the European Parliament, some candidates are publicly campaigning with an anti-wind message in an effort to gain votes.
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.