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New and improved products and systems

New and improved products and systems

GERMANY: The technology supporting and servicing the wind power industry continues to grow in its scope and sophistication as new challenges are faced and met. We highlight some of the innovative products featured at the Hamburg Windenergy fair.

New German law puts people power to the test

New German law puts people power to the test

GERMANY: Germany's impressive record of wind-power growth has largely been driven by local cooperatives rather than international utilities. But new legislation threatens the future for this hitherto successful ownership model.

Technology continues to move the industry forward

Technology continues to move the industry forward

GERMANY: Wind power has made huge strides, growing from a small-scale niche technology to a substantial source of clean energy generation. And the rate of innovation continues as new solutions are developed for the ongoing challenges - onshore and offshore.

Analysis: Prokon managers under suspicion of fraud

Analysis: Prokon managers under suspicion of fraud

GERMANY: It could take a year for a decision to be made on whether to charge managers at insolvent developer Prokon Regenerative Energien with delayed filing of insolvency and fraud, according to the public prosecution of the German city of L├╝beck.


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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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