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Big Picture: Raising expectations

Big Picture: Raising expectations

GERMANY: Mounted on a 164-metre concrete-steel hybrid tower for a tip height of nearly 230 metres, this 3.3MW Nordex N131 in south-west Germany is now the world's tallest wind turbine.

Big Picture: Tailor-made jackets await installation

Big Picture: Tailor-made jackets await installation

DENMARK: This is not a scene from HG Wells' The War of the Worlds, although these structures are almost cosmic in size.

Auction rules threaten to stifle wind innovation

Auction rules threaten to stifle wind innovation

GERMANY: The German government's insistence that renewable-energy projects must deliver all their electricity into the wholesale market to qualify for support risks cutting off some of the more innovative uses of wind power currently under development.

Negative prices unmask limitations of the market

Negative prices unmask limitations of the market

GERMANY: One Sunday in May revealed some very different ways of dealing with wind generation among Germany's energy traders when faced with extremely low prices.


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Germany - Market reform and end of nuclear aid steady growth

GERMANY: Stable growth in both onshore and offshore wind is expected in 2012 due to the support set out in Germany's renewable-energy law last year. The country could add another 2GW in 2012, of which 200MW is likely to be offshore, according to a cautious forecast by the German wind energy association, Bundesverband Windenergie.

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Husum 2012 - Special Report

Husum 2012 - Special Report

As the Husum trade fair gets underway, Windpower Monthly has produced a special report looking at the latest technological innovations in the wind industry.

Global Offshore - Special Report

Global Offshore - Special Report

Windpower Monthly has produced a special report covering the examining the future of the global offshore sector. It covers Europe's ambitious plans versus the financial realities, and progress in other markets such as China and the US.

European Wind Integration - Special Report

European Wind Integration - Special Report

Windpower Monthly examines the challenges of wind integration across Europe. The special report includes a focus on operating systems in Denmark, Spain, Ireland, and a wind penetration of map of the whole region.

German Wind Engineering - Special Report

German Wind Engineering - Special Report

Windpower Monthly has created a digital magazine and a downloadable PDF for subscribers, examining Germany's wind manufacturing sector.