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Windpower Daily 29th November 2014

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Sinovel halts share trading on Shanghai Stock Exchange
CHINA: Sinovel Wind Group has announced it will stop trading shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) as of 27 November, citing various issues with shareholders.
  Sinovel halts share trading on Shanghai Stock Exchange
 
Gallery: SeaAngel tower shipped
GERMANY: Tower manufacturer Ambau has released pictures of the tower for Mitsubishi Heavy Industry's (MHI) 7MW SeaAngel offshore turbine being shipped to the Hunterston site in Scotland.
  Gallery: SeaAngel tower shipped
 
E.on sells 80% stake in 405MW US portfolio
UNITED STATES: Energy firm Enbridge has bought an 80% stake in two wind farms in the US with a combined capacity of 405MW from E.on.
  E.on sells 80% stake in 405MW US portfolio
 
Van Oord to acquire Ballast Nedam Offshore
NETHERLANDS: Van Oord is to acquire the assets of fellow Dutch offshore wind contractor Ballast Nedam Offshore from its parent company.
  Van Oord to acquire Ballast Nedam Offshore
 
Nordex IEC certification for Delta turbines
GERMANY: TÜV Nord has awarded Nordex IEC certificates for two of its Delta turbines, designed for high and medium wind speeds.
  Nordex IEC certification for Delta turbines
 

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Question of the Week: Do we need energy storage?
WORLDWIDE: Following the news that Siemens is developing a system to store thermal energy in rocks, Windpower Monthly asked experts whether there is a need for large-scale energy storage.
  Question of the Week: Do we need energy storage?
 
Analysis: MHI-Vestas £200m UK plan short on detail
UK: Earlier this month, MHI-Vestas announced plans to lease Vestas' production facilities at its Isle of Wight plant to produce blades for the V164 8MW turbine, the first part of a wider £200 million (EUR 250 million) UK production strategy.
  Analysis: MHI-Vestas £200m UK plan short on detail
 
Analysis: Italian FIT process hits wind
ITALY: Italy's wind energy sector was always expected to slow down with the switch to an auction system for feed-in-tariffs (FIT), but the extent of the decline has topped even the most pessimistic forecasts.
  Analysis: Italian FIT process hits wind
 
Analysis: Uneasy partners? VCs and wind
UNITED STATES: Venture capitalist (VC) funding is essential for many wind tech start-ups. However, two high-profile VC-funded US wind start-ups have folded over the last year, most notably Boulder Wind Power.
  Analysis: Uneasy partners? VCs and wind
 
Question of the Week: Confidence in CfD support?
UK: Last month, ScottishPower said it could cancel the East Anglia One project if it failed to win a Contract for Difference (CfD) from the UK government.
  Question of the Week: Confidence in CfD support?
 
Analysis: US manufacturing hit despite capacity increase
UNITED STATES: There is something strange happening in the US wind industry. Installations are on the increase, yet the domestic supply chain for wind components has contracted.
  Analysis: US manufacturing hit despite capacity increase
 
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Gallery: SeaAngel tower shipped
 
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