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Windpower Daily 22nd May 2017

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Pioneering state takes on Trump over climate
UNITED STATES: California has introduced a bill requiring 100% of electricity to be sourced from renewables by 2045, putting the state at loggerheads with the pro-fossil-fuel federal government.
  Pioneering state takes on Trump over climate
 
Suzlon earnings grow 64% in 2017
INDIA: Suzlon reported Ebitda of INR 22 billion ($304 million) in its full 2017 financial year results, up from INR 13.43 billion ($185 million) in 2016.
  Suzlon earnings grow 64% in 2017
 
Citizen projects win big in German auction
GERMANY: In Germany's first auction for setting support for onshore wind, citizen-owned projects swept the board with 93% or 65 of the 70 successful bids, accounting for 96% of the total 807MW capacity allocated.
  Citizen projects win big in German auction
 

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Top stories from the past five days
New underwater drone for cable inspection launched
NORWAY: Technology firm Blueye Robotics has revealed a new underwater drone, which could be used for cable surveys and inspections.
 
 
 
Ten prequalified for Dunkirk offshore project
FRANCE: Regulator CRE has prequalified ten candidates for the 250-750MW fixed-foundation project off Dunkirk, according to news agency Agence France Presse (AFP).
 
 
 
Guernsey study backs 30MW site
GUERNSEY: An early study of the potential of offshore wind around the small channel island has backed plans for a "modest" 30MW project.
 
 
 
Wind wins 99% share of Spain auction
SPAIN: Wind projects were allocated 2,979MW of the 3GW allocated in Spain's second renewables auction, with the lion's share going to minor player Forestalia.
 
 
 
Australian system needs modernising, says CEC
AUSTRALIA: The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has called for an update of the country's power system to allow renewables and storage to provide grid security.
 
 
 
In-depth
Industry slams study that says strike prices are too high
BELGIUM: Belgian consumers could pay up to twice as much as they should for power generated from the forthcoming Norther and Rentel offshore facilities. The industry begs to differ.
  Industry slams study that says strike prices are too high
 
Cheap power, brutal competition
UNITED STATES: With low gas prices pushing down wholesale prices, developers are finding utilities are keener to buy wind farms than the power they generate.
  Cheap power, brutal competition
 
On the road in a wind-powered car
UK: Is this the greenest car yet? Sara Verbruggen gets behind the wheel of a Toyota Mirai, fuelled by hydrogen generated totally from wind power.
  On the road in a wind-powered car
 
Wind professor gives his last lecture
NETHERLANDS: From the earliest days of the wind industry, Gijs van Kuik has contributed research and knowledge, going on to form the minds of a generation of wind-industry leaders.
  Wind professor gives his last lecture
 

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We are the leading provider of structural vibration protection of your wind turbine.
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Blattner Energy

Blattner Energy is a premier EPC contractor in renewable energy construction with more than 30,000 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.
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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, which reduces the levelised cost of energy.
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