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Analysis: Alberta takes first step in support of wind

Analysis: Alberta takes first step in support of wind

CANADA: Alberta's first left-leaning administration in over four decades plans significant cuts in carbon emissions, giving the wind industry hope in a province long dominated by fossil-fuel suppliers.

Working harder to run turbines for longer

Working harder to run turbines for longer

UNITED STATES: As an increasing number of US turbines move out of warranty,we look at the developments to maximise turbine efficiency, minimise unscheduled maintenance and extend turbine lives.

Exclusive: Many small pieces, one very large blade

Exclusive: Many small pieces, one very large blade

UNITED STATES: Blade Dynamics is reaching the final stages of preparing the first prototype of its modular-design 78-metre rotor blade for testing in the UK.

GE puts the case for 'digital wind farm'

GE puts the case for 'digital wind farm'

IN-DEPTH: GE believes its Digital Windfarm collection of products can boost a project's annual energy production (AEP) by up to 20%.


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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.