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Market Data: Project Activity - April 2015
Market Data: Turbine deals - April 2015
Market Data: Turbine deals - March 2015
Market Data: Project Activity - March 2015
  • Market Data: Project Activity - April 2015

    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.

  • Market Data: Turbine deals - April 2015

    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.

  • Market Data: Turbine deals - March 2015

    WORLDWIDE: In March, Europe returned to top spot for turbine purchase deals with over 1GW of new deals, thanks mostly to offshore development.

  • Market Data: Project Activity - March 2015

    WORLDWIDE: First quarter shows promising activity, with the US charging ahead in project progress, and power purchase agreements reaching double the figure of the same period last year.

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DATA AND INTELLIGENCE

Market data: Project activity, December 2014

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.

Market data: Turbine deals, December 2014

WORLDWIDE: Europe dominated turbine deals in December, with almost half of contracts signed relating to offshore projects.

Market data: Project activity, November 2014

Worldwide: As we approach the end of the year, activity on wind projects drops off in most region, with only Europe bucking the trend.

Data: 1.3GW of offshore capacity brought online in 2014

WORLDWIDE: Global offshore wind commissionings totalled 1.3GW in 2014, with the UK dominating the market, according to data from WPO Intelligence.

Market data: Turbine deals, November 2014

Worldwide: North America led the way in turbine purchases over the last month, with the US boosted by a couple of major deals.

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Intelligence: How Siemens overtook Vestas to become offshore no.1

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.

Data: US leads in offshore cancellations

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.

Windpower Data: Offshore installations 2014-16

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.

Windpower Data: June wind turbine deals

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.

Atlantic Array survey data published

UK: The Crown Estate has published data collected from the abandoned Atlantic Array offshore project on its Marine Data Exchange.

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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.