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United States NPS has designed an 8MW turbine

NPS looks to expand through strategic partnerships

UNITED STATES: Northern Power Systems (NPS) hopes to carve out a "large" European market in 2014, especially in the UK and Italy, according to Canadian securities documents.

United States Altamont Pass… the world's first project cluster

Analysis: Repowering of iconic California cluster in doubt

UNITED STATES: Most of the repowering in the iconic Altamont Pass in northern California will screech to a halt if the production tax credit (PTC) is not reinstated, said Rick Koebbe, president of PowerWorks. The Idaho-based company is repowering about 54MW in the area, the cradle of the utility-scale global wind industry.

United States Grid boost… New transmission lines in Texas will help growth (pic: Mike Fisher)

United States - Emerging from bust cycle once more

UNITED STATES: The US's prospects for 2014 look good. The wind market is back in the growth phase of its rollercoaster response to decades of federal policy uncertainty.

United States Obama's State of the Union address in 2014

Analysis: Obama limited for action on wind power

UNITED STATES: President Barack Obama's failure to prioritise wind energy and the renewal of the industry's lapsed production subsidy in his 2014 State of the Union address could be more of a reflection of the difficulty of working with a gridlocked Congress than an indication that his support for the sector has waned.

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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

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

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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

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

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