WORLDWIDE: Most of the turbine purchase deals in May occurred in Europe as the strong offshore market continues to dominate the region.
WORLDWIDE: Global activity for the last three months continues to be lower than the levels seen in 2014, according to data from Windpower Intelligence, the data division of Windpower Monthly.
WORLDWIDE: North America has seen the greatest number of turbine deals in April with orders for 477MW reported during the month by Windpower Monthly's data division, Windpower Intelligence.
WORLDWIDE: There has been a 26% drop in the activity on existing and pipeline projects compared to the same period in 2014, according to data from Windpower Monthly data subsidiary Windpower Intelligence.
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WORLDWIDE: Project activity at the end of 2014 was down on the previous year in all regions except Europe and the Middle East & Africa, with both recording 50% increase or more.
WORLDWIDE: Europe dominated turbine deals in December, with almost half of contracts signed relating to offshore projects.
Worldwide: As we approach the end of the year, activity on wind projects drops off in most region, with only Europe bucking the trend.
WORLDWIDE: Global offshore wind commissionings totalled 1.3GW in 2014, with the UK dominating the market, according to data from WPO Intelligence.
WORLDWIDE: It is no secret that Siemens has a convincing lead in the offshore market, largely thanks to its 3.6MW machine, but digging into data from WPO Intelligence reveals just how this happened.
WORLDWIDE: More than four times as much wind capacity has been been abandoned prior to completion than has been installed, according to data from WPO Intelligence.
WORLDWIDE: China appears to have drastically pulled back on its offshore ambition, following a government admission earlier this year that it would struggle to hit a 5GW target in 2015. According to figures from WPO Intelligence, China plans to install 1.5GW in 2015.
WORLDWIDE: It has been a busy month for the wind sector, with the agreed takeover deal by GE for Alstom Energy taking most of the headlines. Below the radar there has been a pick up in turbine deals, largely fuelled by emerging markets, especially Turkey and Brazil.
UK: The Crown Estate has published data collected from the abandoned Atlantic Array offshore project on its Marine Data Exchange.
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WORLDWIDE: Some of the world's biggest turbine manufacturers are limping back to health with a vote of confidence from the stock markets, according Windpower Monthly's Windicator.
Although 3GW of new capacity has been added since our last report, there are now signs of a slowdown in the rate of worldwide growth.
The wind power industry's miserable start to 2010 continued into the second quarter as a slew of weak earnings figures meant that stocks continued to haemorrhage value.
Global wind power capacity will more than treble to 58,000 MW within five years -- and it will increase to 145,000 MW by 2010. The projection for the decade represents an eightfold growth in capacity, but even then wind will only provide 1.78% of the predicted world electric energy output in ten years' time. These are just some of the many conclusions reached by Danish company BTM Consult in its latest World Market Update, the fifth in an annual series on international wind energy development.