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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.

Canada Quebec leads… EDF EN Canada and Enbridge's 300MW Lac Alfred wind farm was the biggest to come online last year

Canada - This could be the best year yet for wind

CANADA: Canada could have its best year ever in 2014 as projects contracted under Ontario's now-defunct feed-in tariff (FIT) programme finally hit their stride.

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.