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Windpower Daily 29th January 2015

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Analysis: the divorce of Suzlon and Senvion
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.
  Analysis: the divorce of Suzlon and Senvion
 
Germany adds 4.7GW onshore in 2014
GERMANY: A record 4,750MW of new onshore wind capacity was installed in Germany in 2014, 58% more than the 2,998MW in 2013.
  Germany adds 4.7GW onshore in 2014
 
Inox secures 172MW Tata order
INDIA: Inox Wind has won a contract from Tata Power Renewable Energy to supply the turbines for two wind projects in India with a combined capacity of 172MW.
  Inox secures 172MW Tata order
 
EDF and Eneco award Gamesa Belgian deal
BELGIUM: Gamesa has won a 17.5MW deal 7 G114-2.5MW low wind turbines to go to a project in Belgium.
  EDF and Eneco award Gamesa Belgian deal
 
Pattern buys Japanese developer
JAPAN: Pattern Development has bought a majority stake in Japanese wind and solar developer Green Power Investment Corporation (GPI).
  Pattern buys Japanese developer
 

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In-depth

Question of the Week: Does the media overreact to turbine failure?
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.
  Question of the Week: Does the media overreact to turbine failure?
 
Analysis: Cape Wind's crucial fight for existence
UNITED STATES: Cape Wind is on life support, and the next few weeks will be crucial for the 468MW offshore wind project and developer Energy Management Inc (EMI).
  Analysis: Cape Wind's crucial fight for existence
 
On Reflection: Whom should we thank for wind energy's success?
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.
  On Reflection: Whom should we thank for wind energy's success?
 
Analysis: Community support and access key in Chile
CHILE: Winning over local communities and negotiating land access are becoming increasingly important to the development of the new energy capacity in Chile.
  Analysis: Community support and access key in Chile
 
Analysis: GeoSea and Van Oord on acquisition trail
EUROPE: There have been a number of divestments in the offshore wind sector in 2014, most recently Ballast Nedam to Van Oord, and Hochtief to GeoSea.
  Analysis: GeoSea and Van Oord on acquisition trail
 
Analysis: PTC renewal could be too little too late
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.
  Analysis: PTC renewal could be too little too late
 
Latest News From Windpower Offshore
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Horns Rev 2 set for blade upgrade
 

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