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Market Data: Turbine deals - April 2016
Market Data: Project Activity - April 2016
Market Data: Turbine deals - March 2016
Market Data: Project Activity - March 2016
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Market Data: Project Activity - May 2016

WORLDWIDE: The capacity of projects to begin construction has decreased year on year by 10%, as new online capacity falls 38% in megawatt terms.

Market Data: Turbine deals - February 2016

WORLDWIDE: Europe was the dominant region for turbine deals in February, taking 80% of the total agreed capacity.

Market Data: Project Activity - February 2016

WORLDWIDE: Global activity in February was 40% down on January with all regions taking a hit.

Market Data: Turbine deals - January 2016

WORLDWIDE: The capacity of turbine deals in January fell slightly compared to the previous month and to the same period last year with 1.49GW of contracts being announced, mostly recorded in India.

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Manufacturers receive stock market boost

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.

Windicator: Capacity Analysis

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.

Windicator quarterly update: industry share price performance

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.

Massive growth but little impact on global supply

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.