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Windpower Daily 28th October 2016

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Flywheel developer targets wind
GERMANY: Stornetic, which is commercialising a flywheel energy storage system, is targeting opportunities in the German wind market where operators of older projects are considering alternative revenues once feed-in-tariff (FIT) contracts end.
  Flywheel developer targets wind
Dong Energy plans sale of oil and gas assets
DENMARK: Dong Energy has confirmed media speculation that it is considering selling its oil and gas business to concentrate on further offshore wind power development.
  Dong Energy plans sale of oil and gas assets
First power at biggest Welsh wind project
UK: Vattenfall's 228MW Pen y Cymoedd wind project in Wales has started generating electricity, with full commissioning expected by the end of this year.
  First power at biggest Welsh wind project
P R O M O T E D    C O N T E N T
Wind Turbine Parts and Accessories Auction Sale
On the instruction of our client Vestas Wind Systems, SIA Group is managing the auction sale of excess Wind Turbine Parts and Accessories from one of the world’s leading manufacturers.

Large quantities of spare parts and components are available due to rationalisation of the Warehouse Inventory.

Locations – Denmark, Germany, USA & Canada

For further information, please click here.

Top stories from the past five days
Gamesa shareholders back Siemens merger
SPAIN: In an extraordinary general meeting, Gamesa's shareholders have backed the proposed merger with Siemens' wind business.
UK attractiveness continues to slide post-Brexit
WORLDWIDE: The UK has fallen further down Ernst and Young's (EY) renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) following the vote to leave the European Union and uncertainty over energy policy.
IEA upgrades five-year renewables forecast
WORLDWIDE: A shift of policy in key markets and falling costs have prompted the International Energy Agency (IEA) to increase its five-year forecast for renewables by 13% over its 2015 report.
Siemens wins multiple direct-drive German deals
GERMANY: Siemens has won five new contracts in its native Germany to supply 23 of its direct-drive turbines.
Vestas wins 48MW from CGN
CHINA: CGN Wind Energy has awarded Danish OEM Vestas the contract to supply a 48MW project in south-east China.
Sentient Science appoints new CFO
UNITED STATES: Digitalisation firm Sentient Science has Christopher Shirley as new chief financial officer, ahead of its proposed 2018 initial public offering (IPO).
Lidar installed off Massachusetts
UNITED STATES: A WindCube vertical profiling lidar has been installed off the US north-east coast to improve wind resource data.

Plummeting PV module prices narrow gap between solar and wind
WORLDWIDE: Cheap polysilicon and an oversupply in solar photovoltaic (PV) panels is driving down module prices. In some markets, such as South Africa, this could contribute to solar electricity prices falling below those of wind.
  Plummeting PV module prices narrow gap between solar and wind
Australia turns to co-locating wind and solar
AUSTRALIA: Developers in Australia are siting wind and solar projects together to reduce the cost of renewable energy generation.
  Australia turns to co-locating wind and solar
Wind boom must overcome land disputes and bottlenecks
CHILE: Wind projects won around 40% of the 12.34TWh annually on offer in Chile's big power auction in August, representing a third of demand from regulated clients from 2021.
  Wind boom must overcome land disputes and bottlenecks
Germany edges towards auctions across borders
GERMANY: There are undoubtedly some good reasons for developing cross-border auctions for onshore and offshore wind and other renewable energies.
  Germany edges towards auctions across borders
Cheap imports hamper PTC boost for US supply chain
UNITED STATES: The US supply chain is a multi-billion dollar industry employing more than 21,000 people. Given the five-year production tax credit (PTC) bubble, the domestic sector is already operating at full tilt, and more production lines and shifts are already being added to existing factories.
  Cheap imports hamper PTC boost for US supply chain
WindTech: Industrialising blade production cuts cost
GERMANY: A publicly funded research project looks at automation, materials and design to make blade manufacture cheaper, quicker and less labour intensive.
  WindTech: Industrialising blade production cuts cost
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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.        W.

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

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.     W.

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.    W. 

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.  W. 

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.

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