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Germany Enercon production facilities in Aurich

Analysis: Enercon produces solid performance in 2013

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.

Germany Boom year… Germany could see record installations in 2014, driven by policy concerns (pic: Thorsten Berndt)

Germany - Policy revision casts shadow over growth

GERMANY: As the German government prepares a major revision of the Renewable Energy Act, wind developers are hurrying to complete all permitted projects before the end of the year to capture the higher support payments currently provided.

United Kingdom Partners Dong and Siemens co-own A2Sea, which supplies installation vessels (pic:Siemens)

Dong widens its net to hit 2020 offshore goal

EUROPE: While some utilities are pulling back from offshore investment, scared off by policy uncertainty and high costs, Danish power company Dong Energy is driving ahead.

Germany Cable installation on RWE's Nordsee Ost wind farm

Analysis: RWE scales down renewables spend

GERMANY: RWE, one of Germany's four largest energy companies, has caused increasing consternation in the UK in recent months by selling stakes in several onshore and offshore wind farms.

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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.

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

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

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

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