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Analysis: Patent trolls target wind power

Analysis: Patent trolls target wind power

UNITED STATES: One of the biggest "patent trolls" is moving into American wind technology for the first time. Intellectual Ventures (IV) of Bellevue, Washington has quietly applied for at least five high-quality and widely applicable patents for reducing noise and birds strikes at utility-scale wind projects.

Sourcing a supply chain for US offshore wind

Sourcing a supply chain for US offshore wind

UNITED STATES: A new study for the US government Department of Energy took a snapshot of current component supply in Europe, China and the US, to find potential for the US to develop its own supply chain for its nascent offshore wind sector.

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: NPS looks to Asia for expansion

Analysis: NPS looks to Asia for expansion

UNITED STATES: Northern Power Systems (NPS) is discussing strategic relationships for both its turbines with "several" potential Asian partners, said the firm's president and CEO, Troy Patton. Of the suitors, Japanese and South Korean tie-ups look especially promising, he said.


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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.

Special reports

Onshore Operations and Maintenance - 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.

US Wind Market - Special Report

US Wind Market - Special Report

Windpower Monthly examines the US wind industry and how companies are preparing for life post-PTC.

Global Developer Guide 2012 - Special Report

Global Developer Guide 2012 - Special Report

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

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