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Europe's repowering drive stuck in bottom gear

Europe's repowering drive stuck in bottom gear

EUROPE: Once seen as a substantial sector for growth, the increasing shift towards competitive tendering and a lack of political goodwill is forcing repowering projects to compete against new build for fewer available contracts across Europe.

WindTech: Thinking big in turbine bearings

WindTech: Thinking big in turbine bearings

GERMANY: Thyssenkrupp Rothe Erde is a world-leading supplier of high-grade steel rings, and manufacturer of very large bearings and ring gears. Eize de Vries reports from the company's design, production and testing facilities in Germany.

Massive conventional power overcapacity distorts German market

Massive conventional power overcapacity distorts German market

GERMANY: Despite Germany's much-touted switch to renewables, the country still uses fossil-fuel generation to cover peak demand while wind are solar are discounted.

WindTech: Industrialising blade production cuts cost

WindTech: Industrialising blade production cuts cost

GERMANY: A publicly funded research project looks at automation, materials and design to make blade manufacture cheaper, quicker and less labour intensive.


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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.