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Wind and radar can learn to co-exist

Wind and radar can learn to co-exist

WORLDWIDE: France's military aviation authorities are calling for restrictions on wind turbine installation that would close off most of the country to new wind deployment. But the technology to mitigate turbines' effect on radar signals already exists.

Windtech: Lightweight design for upwind floating turbine

Windtech: Lightweight design for upwind floating turbine

UK: Floating turbine technology is one of the fastest developing areas in the wind industry, and TetraFloat is just one of an increasing number of solutions being created across the world.

How would wind fare in an independent Scotland?

How would wind fare in an independent Scotland?

UK: With much of the UK's onshore capacity and pipeline located in Scotland, a vote in favour of a Scottish break-away next month will affect electricity prices, suppliers and project developers on both sides of the border.

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.


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United Kingdom - Gearing up for a busy year amid regulatory change

UNITED KINGDOM: This year will be a busy one for the UK wind industry, with onshore developers striving to ensure that projects are operational ahead of changes to the renewables' incentive scheme next year. Offshore, manufacturers will be pinning down locations for factories and distribution centres ahead of the massive demand expected from developers involved in the UK's next wave of offshore projects - Round 3.