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United States NPS has designed an 8MW turbine

NPS looks to expand through strategic partnerships

UNITED STATES: Northern Power Systems (NPS) hopes to carve out a "large" European market in 2014, especially in the UK and Italy, according to Canadian securities documents.

United States Altamont Pass… the world's first project cluster

Analysis: Repowering of iconic California cluster in doubt

UNITED STATES: Most of the repowering in the iconic Altamont Pass in northern California will screech to a halt if the production tax credit (PTC) is not reinstated, said Rick Koebbe, president of PowerWorks. The Idaho-based company is repowering about 54MW in the area, the cradle of the utility-scale global wind industry.

United States Grid boost… New transmission lines in Texas will help growth (pic: Mike Fisher)

United States - Emerging from bust cycle once more

UNITED STATES: The US's prospects for 2014 look good. The wind market is back in the growth phase of its rollercoaster response to decades of federal policy uncertainty.

Mexico Key supporter… Mexican energy secretary Joaquín Coldwell

Mexico - High hopes amid market liberalisation

MEXICO: Mexico's wind sector is bracing itself for a second take-off, following the passing of an energy reform bill last December, which set a target of 9.5GW of wind power by 2022.

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United States - Bumper 2012 expected to precede mass downturn

UNITED STATES: Fasten your seat belts -- it will be a bumpy ride. The domestic US wind market has entered a period of unprecedented boom as turbine makers and developers scramble to beat market uncertainty due to the possible expiration in December of the country's most significant financial incentive.

Canada - Construction surge may lead to finance bottleneck

CANADA: Canada is on the cusp of a surge in project construction that will not only more than double its total installed capacity over the next few years, but also significantly increase its profile in the broader wind-energy marketplace.

Latin America - Legislative delays stall nascent markets

LATIN AMERICA, EXCLUDING BRAZIL: Wind activity outside of Brazil is poised to grow. Mexico should see installed capacity increase this year, but elsewhere, legislative issues are holding up projects.