GERMANY: Better late than never. Suzlon has agreed to sell its subsidiary Senvion to US firm Centerbridge Partners, in a deal that releases the Indian and German manufacturers from around seven years of financial constraint.
WORLDWIDE: Turbines failures are often among the most-read and covered stories on wind power despite their relative rarity, Windpower Monthly asks whether the increased coverage of this is disproportionate.
WORLDWIDE: Through careful international collaboration between engineers, researchers and technicians, a set of industry standards has been formulated that will take turbine design and the wind industry into the next generation.
UNITED STATES: A vote by the US House of Representatives to renew the production tax credit (PTC) for wind energy until the end of this year is likely to go through, but its passing may be of limited overall value to the industry.