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Windpower Daily 01st September 2015

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Onshore wind could be 'subsidy-free' by 2020, says think tank
UK: A right-wing policy think tank has called on the UK government to reconsider plans to end support for onshore wind, adding it could add up to £90 million (€123 million) to consumers' bills each year.
  Onshore wind could be 'subsidy-free' by 2020, says think tank
 
Analysis: New life for forgotten patents
WORLDWIDE: For every newly designed Siemens 3.6MW or Vestas V112 3MW there are several turbines and components that stay on the drawing board.
  Analysis: New life for forgotten patents
 
Offshore Project Progress - 28 August
EUROPE: Recent updates from sites around the UK, France's planned 498MW Fecamp development, and the 14 year old Yttre Stengrund project in Sweden.
  Offshore Project Progress - 28 August
 
Analysis: France looks at night rescues to lift fishing restrictions
FRANCE: Fishermen vehemently oppose an offshore wind farm being developed off Le Treport, which will limit commercial fishing in the waters.
  Analysis: France looks at night rescues to lift fishing restrictions
 

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Analysis: Poor transmission risks Chilean finance returns
CHILE: Chile's banks have pioneered renewable-energy project finance, but project curtailment is threatening profits. Finance was a major barrier to early wind development when legislation was introduced in 2008 requiring 5% renewable electricity sold on Chile's two largest grids from 2010.
  Analysis: Poor transmission risks Chilean finance returns
 
Analysis: Local supply-chain focus for manufacturer compliance
BRAZIL: Wind-turbine manufacturers in the thriving Brazilian market are working hard to comply with the country's changing local content rules.
  Analysis: Local supply-chain focus for manufacturer compliance
 
Analysis: China adds to UHV network to transfer surplus wind energy
CHINA: China is pushing on with more ultra-high-voltage (UHV) transmission lines to solve its long-standing curtailment problems that keep wind power off the grid. Construction of two 800kV UHV direct current (DC) power transmission lines started in June.
  Analysis: China adds to UHV network to transfer surplus wind energy
 
Analysis: Regulatory changes present two very different challenges in Germany
GERMANY: As the government speeds towards auctions for wind support, the industry is concerned what will happen to small onshore projects and whether offshore developments will receive a fair share.
  Analysis: Regulatory changes present two very different challenges in Germany
 
Analysis: Iran takes action to enable renewables growth
IRAN: In a bid to encourage wind-power deployment, the Iranian government is working to speed up the permitting process and remove barriers to finance.
  Analysis: Iran takes action to enable renewables growth
 
Mainstream looks to south for growth
WORLDWIDE: If you are a wind developer, there is one place should you be doing business at the moment, according to wind veteran and Mainstream Renewable Power CEO Eddie O'Connor.
  Mainstream looks to south for growth
 
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