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Analysis: Poor transmission risks Chilean finance returns

CHILE: Chile's banks have pioneered renewable-energy project finance, but project curtailment is threatening profits. Finance was a major barrier to early wind development when legislation was introduced in 2008 requiring 5% renewable electricity sold on Chile's two largest grids from 2010.

Analysis: China adds to UHV network to transfer surplus wind energy

CHINA: China is pushing on with more ultra-high-voltage (UHV) transmission lines to solve its long-standing curtailment problems that keep wind power off the grid. Construction of two 800kV UHV direct current (DC) power transmission lines started in June.

Beleaguered Spanish industry dares to hope again

SPAIN: As the Spanish government responsible for draconian anti-wind reforms prepares to face the electorate, optimism and activity are returning to the sector. Windpower Monthly finds out what developers are planning for the future.

Analysis: Regulatory changes present two very different challenges in Germany

GERMANY: As the government speeds towards auctions for wind support, the industry is concerned what will happen to small onshore projects and whether offshore developments will receive a fair share.

Globeleq warns of unexpected costs in new markets

WORLDWIDE: Mitigating the risks that drive up financing costs is the key to scaling-up renewable energy in emerging markets, says a developer with more than a decade's experience of wind projects in Central America.

Brazil prepares for servicing boom

BRAZIL: With the decade-old wind industry still expanding in Brazil, the operations and maintenance business is expected to grow from $157 million to $500 million in the next five years

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