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Windpower Daily 26th June 2016

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UK wind faces up to future outside EU
UK: The future of wind power in the UK was thrown into further doubt after the country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on 23 June.
  UK wind faces up to future outside EU
 
Pan-African joint venture set up
AFRICA: A new pan-African power development joint venture has been created between Nigeria's semi-public Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and South Africa's Harith General Partners, operating nearly 1.6GW of renewable capacity.
  Pan-African joint venture set up
 
Market Data: Project Activity - May 2016
WORLDWIDE: The capacity of projects to begin construction has decreased year on year by 10%, as new online capacity falls 38% in megawatt terms.
  Market Data: Project Activity - May 2016
 
Top stories from the past five days
Lekela buys Senegal project rights, secures $117.5m funding
 
 
Mapping Brazil's untapped wind potential
 
 
GE wins 250MW framework deal
 
 
Manufacturer competition critical for energy costs
 
 
Siemens teases a 10MW+ turbine
 
 
Nestlé buys into Scottish wind
 
 

In-depth
Chinese companies take to the road
CHINA: Chinese companies are showing increasing interest in the wind industry in the "Belt and Road" countries, with more turbines sold to that area and more engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts signed.
  Chinese companies take to the road
 
Windtech: Concepts to eliminate or reduce PMG use
GERMANY/UK: Eize de Vries meets the men behind two new companies each developing novel direct-drive generators.
  Windtech: Concepts to eliminate or reduce PMG use
 
WindEconomics: Links to reach 60% renewables in Europe
EUROPE: A study by French electricity company EDF shows that Europe's electricity networks can be operated with 60% renewables.
  WindEconomics: Links to reach 60% renewables in Europe
 
Balancing falling market prices against earnings
WORLDWIDE As markets with guaranteed feed-in tariffs are replaced with more volatile auctions systems, how can wind raise its value in the face of falling electricity wholesale prices?
  Balancing falling market prices against earnings
 
Analysis: Enercon braced for uncertain future
GERMANY: Turbine manufacturer Enercon could be harder hit than other market players by the German federal government's plans for renewables.
  Analysis: Enercon braced for uncertain future
 
"You have to chew gum and walk at the same time"
UNITED STATES: For Chris Brown, president of Vestas Americas, the challenge for the US wind sector is to become subsidy-free so that it can succeed after the production tax credit (PTC) is fully phased out.
  "You have to chew gum and walk at the same time"
 
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featured Companies
Bladt Industries

Bladt Industries is an international steel contractor with more than 50 years of experience within complex large-scale steel constructions. We have been involved in fabrications of more than 1,500 foundations and 15 substations for the offshore wind energy sector. Our latest fingerprints on the offshore wind sector: Bligh Bank – Veja Mate – Burbo Bank Extension – Nordsee One + Ost – Wikinger – Sandbank – Gode Wind 1 + 2 – Baltic 1 + 2 – Borkum Riffgrund 1 – Northwind – West of Duddon Sands – Gwynt y Môr – London Array – Walney I + II – and many more. Steel solutions built for the future.
T.+45 96353700         E. office@bladt.dk        W. www.bladt.dk

BGB Engineering Ltd

BGB are a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of slip ring and carbon brush holder systems. BGB are a European leader in slip ring technology for the Wind industry, with over 40 years experience in rotary applications. Products include: Monitoring & power for hub control (signal, data and power slip rings), Generator slip rings, Cable looms & harnesses, Lightning defence & static earth dissipation systems, Brush holders & assemblies, Fibre Optic Rotary Joints (FORJs).
T.+44(0)1476 576280 E.sales@bgbinnovation.com W.www.bgbinnovation.com

PCH Engineering A/S

We are the leading provider of structural vibration protection of your wind turbine.
Are you a wind turbine manufacturer we are the perfect partner for you. Our monitors are GL 2010 certified and provides your controller direct information about tower oscillations, gearbox torsion stress, differential nacelle vibration and information about blade condition.
E. pch@pch-engineering.dk     W. www.pch-engineering.dk

Blattner Energy

Blattner Energy is a premier EPC contractor in renewable energy construction with more than 25,000 megawatts installed across North America. Blattner provides complete EPC services for utility-scale wind projects, including post-tension concrete tower supply and installation. Blattner also serves utility-scale solar, energy storage, and high voltage transmission and substation projects.
T. (+1) 320-356-7351 E. info@blattnerenergy.com    W. www.blattnerenergy.com 

Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog Industrial Group designs and manufactures high performance pitch solutions for Wind Turbines including pitch control systems, slip rings, blade sensing and services for wind turbine manufacturers and wind farm operators. Our high reliability and low maintenance pitch system reduces turbine downtime and enables wind turbines to generate more power – all while reducing levelized cost of energy.
T. +49 (0)2303 5937 0   E. wind.germany@moog.com  W. www.moog.com/wind 

LEITWIND wind turbines feature Direct Drive, permanent synchronous magnet generators, innovative technology and design from 0.8 to 3.0 MW. LEITWIND technology improves efficiency and cuts downtime, producing optimal yields in projects thanks to outstanding project management, operational and customer service. Based in Europe and India, LEITWIND is part of the HTI group.
T. +39 0472 722 190   F. +39 0472 724 190  W. www.leitwind.com

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