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Balancing falling market prices against earnings

Balancing falling market prices against earnings

WORLDWIDE As markets with guaranteed feed-in tariffs are replaced with more volatile auctions systems, how can wind raise its value in the face of falling electricity wholesale prices?

Analysis: Enercon braced for uncertain future

Analysis: Enercon braced for uncertain future

GERMANY: Turbine manufacturer Enercon could be harder hit than other market players by the German federal government's plans for renewables.

Windtech: Senvion model set for new German market

Windtech: Senvion model set for new German market

GERMANY: High performance and low noise are key features of Senvion's 3.4M140 onshore turbine.

Windtech: Combined component testing in 8MW rig

Windtech: Combined component testing in 8MW rig

GERMANY: A full-scale test bench for drivetrain components and complete nacelles up to 8.xMW was inaugurated in October at the Fraunhofer IWES research institute.


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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.