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Market Status: Germany - Building boom on land and at sea

Market Status: Germany - Building boom on land and at sea

GERMANY German wind energy is set to make a substantial leap in 2015. By the end of the year the combined onshore and offshore total could hit 45GW, compared with 39GW at the end of 2014.

Analysis: Siemens' radical substation plan

Analysis: Siemens' radical substation plan

GERMANY: Siemens announced new significant potential for cost saving in grid technology for offshore wind at the EWEA Offshore conference and exhibition in Copenhagen last week.

WindTech: Full wind field data from blade sensors

WindTech: Full wind field data from blade sensors

GERMANY: German pitch-systems manufacturer SSB Wind Systems has developed a turbine-performance optimising tool that is integrated into the rotor blade. BladeVision monitors blade deflections and reproduces blade loads and the full wind field over the complete rotor-swept area in real time.

Analysis: Enercon affiliate loses labour dispute over weekend work

Analysis: Enercon affiliate loses labour dispute over weekend work

GEMANY: Major German trade union IG Metall began a campaign in 2013 to get works council and trade union representation in the around 250 companies connected with the Enercon foundation, Germany's flagship turbine builder.


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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.

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