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Windpower Data: Developer activity in emerging markets

Windpower Data: Developer activity in emerging markets

WORLDWIDE: Wind energy analysts have long predicted that the emerging markets will pick up the slack as mature markets such as western Europe slow. Windpower Monthly reports on significant progress in the Philippines in June, with projects that have passed planning approval.

Do PPAs still offer the best deal for wind?

Do PPAs still offer the best deal for wind?

WORLDWIDE: Signing a power purchase agreement used to be the best way to secure finance for wind projects across the globe, but in today's uncertain climate their long duration and fixed costs can damage suppliers' credit ratings.

Analysis: Brazilian wind sector avoids potential blow

Analysis: Brazilian wind sector avoids potential blow

BRAZIL: Brazil's wind power industry has sidestepped an attempt to blow it off track. A clause in legislation being debated in the Brazilian Congress would have exempted wind farms from the 50% discount on transmission fees enjoyed by other renewable sources.

Protecting projects against political risk

Protecting projects against political risk

Insurance: Political and financial risk in places like Crimea, combined with the wind industry making the natural move into emerging markets, has prompted the launch of the first private political-risk insurance policy.


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Special Report: Latin America

Latin America pipeline to 2025

Special Reports

Latin America - Special Report

Windpower Monthly has created a special report looking at the growth of wind power in Latin America and the challenges that need to be overcome if this is to continue.

Global Developer Guide 2012 - Special Report

Windpower Monthly examines over 400GW of future wind energy projects across the globe in its latest special report.

Onshore Operations and Maintenance - Special Report

Windpower Monthly has produced a report examining how a good O&M strategy can keep onshore turbines running and cutting the cost of energy.

Market Status Reports

Brazil - Project and production activity set to spiral

BRAZIL: Brazil added more than 40% of new capacity in 2011 and investors have the appetite for more in 2012.

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.

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