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Windpower Daily 25th October 2014

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Goldwind launches low-wind turbines
CHINA: Goldwind has launched two new 2MW low wind turbines, the GW115/2MW and GW108/2MW, at China Wind Power 2014.
  Goldwind launches low-wind turbines
 
Gallery: Siemens DanTysk installation
GERMANY: Siemens has completed the installation of turbines at the 288MW DanTysk project in the German North Sea earlier this year and has shared images from the process with Windpower Monthly.
  Gallery: Siemens DanTysk installation
 
EU sets 27% renewable energy target
EUROPE: Renewable energies are set to make up 27% of the European-wide electricity market by 2030 after EU leaders agreed on the target in Brussels, Belgium.
  EU sets 27% renewable energy target
 
China Wind Power 2014: Solar, JVs and the Five-Year Plan
CHINA: Major manufacturers and policy makers in the Chinese market spoke at China Wind Power (CWP 2014) about their plans for the market and concerns for the industry.
  China Wind Power 2014: Solar, JVs and the Five-Year Plan
 
Australian tower firm blames government for 100 job losses
AUSTRALIA: Wind turbine tower manufacturer Keppel Prince has sacked 100 workers, blaming Australian government policies for a downturn in business.
  Australian tower firm blames government for 100 job losses
 

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Question of the Week: Can Chinese manufacturers break into Europe and the US?
Following Chinese manufacturer CSIC's announcement it is targeting the European market with an offshore turbine, Windpower Monthly asked how Chinese manufacturers can break into the European and American markets.
  Question of the Week: Can Chinese manufacturers break into Europe and the US?
 
Analysis: Norway lags following Swedish pact
NORWAY: The 2012 pact between Norway and Sweden to jointly develop renewable energy projects was intended to spur the development of an estimated 6GW of wind capacity across both countries.
  Analysis: Norway lags following Swedish pact
 
Analysis: Energy Union vice-president selection turmoil
EUROPE: European Commission president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker's decision to make Spanish politician and oil and gas investor Miguel Arias Canete energy commissioner was one of the more controversial appointments to the EC leadership team.
  Analysis: Energy Union vice-president selection turmoil
 
Question of the Week: Will permanent magnet generators replace DFIG?
While some manufacturers are moving away from the traditional geared doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) machines, most turbines produced worldwide still follow this model.
  Question of the Week: Will permanent magnet generators replace DFIG?
 
Analysis: Mixed messages on the Energiewende
GERMANY: Despite surges in wind business driven by low costs of onshore wind in China and the emerging markets, Germany's conviction in pursuing its Energiewende - the transition to ever stronger reliance on renewable energies - still appears to be playing a lighthouse role for the industry.
  Analysis: Mixed messages on the Energiewende
 
Subsea O&M - Special Report 2014
WORLDWIDE: Windpower Offshore looks at maintenance work below the water required to keep offshore wind farms running efficiently, with a focus on skills and equipment.
  Subsea O&M - Special Report 2014
 
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