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Pattern Energy leads faint yieldco recovery

Pattern Energy leads faint yieldco recovery

UNITED STATES: Pattern Energy's recent public offering of stock is a sign of recovery in the battered US yieldco market, although the sector still has some distance to go before it convinces investors of its long-term sustainability.

How Vestas won the Midwest

How Vestas won the Midwest

UNITED STATES: A well-proven, competitively priced turbine and a strategic service agreement gave Vestas the edge over its rivals to win a 2GW deal with MidAmerican.

US wind booms into the valley of death

US wind booms into the valley of death

UNITED STATES: An upbeat atmosphere pervaded AWEA Windpower 2016 in New Orleans, but delegates also faced up to some sobering facts about how the industry can meet the challenges of a subsidy-free future in a highly cost-competitive market.

OEMs stretch services to cover multiple brands

OEMs stretch services to cover multiple brands

UNITED STATES: A multi-brand service model is taking off in the operations and maintenance (O&M) market.


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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.