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Analysis: Uneasy partners? VCs and wind

Analysis: Uneasy partners? VCs and wind

UNITED STATES: Venture capitalist (VC) funding is essential for many wind tech start-ups. However, two high-profile VC-funded US wind start-ups have folded over the last year, most notably Boulder Wind Power.

Bringing people and power together

Bringing people and power together

UNITED STATES: Shifting wind-generated power from far-flung projects to areas of high demand needs investment and agreement between different states and landowners. Clean Line Energy Partners president Michael Skelly talks about the challenges of moving electricity over long distances.

Wyoming wind on the long trail west

Wyoming wind on the long trail west

UNITED STATES: Two large-scale transmission projects are aiming to connect the power from the excellent wind resources of Wyoming, the US's least populous state, to the needs of California, the most populous, where there is a huge requirement for renewables-generated electricity.

WindEconomics: Cost of wind continues to fall

WindEconomics: Cost of wind continues to fall

WORLDWIDE: Wind turbine prices, project costs and purchase prices for the electricity produced in the US are continuing to move downwards. That is the conclusion reached in the US Department of Energy's 2013 Wind Technologies Market Report, published in August.


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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.