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Windpower Daily 31st May 2016

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Polish law violates EC directive - WindEurope
POLAND: The wind industry's trade body is calling on the European Commission (EC) to investigate the draft turbine distance law for being 'disproportionate' and in breach of the Renewable Energy Directive.
  Polish law violates EC directive - WindEurope
 
Windfloat and VOWTAP dropped from DOE plan
UNITED STATES: Two projects have been dropped from the Department of Energy (DOE)'s offshore demonstration programme, to be replaced by Aqua Ventus and Icebreaker.
  Windfloat and VOWTAP dropped from DOE plan
 
Italy's repowering potential hits regulatory constraints
ITALY: After years of slow growth, replacing old turbines with higher-capacity new machines is key for the country to reach its 2020 and 2030 wind-energy targets, but there are obstacles.
  Italy's repowering potential hits regulatory constraints
 
Buoyant future for floating foundations
WORLDWIDE: Dismissed as an "investor's folly" a few years ago, economically viable floating foundations are progressing rapidly, with several pilot projects demonstrating the technology can work.
  Buoyant future for floating foundations
 
Senvion and Prokon in 100MW framework deal
GERMANY: Senvion will supply 100MW of turbines to fellow German developer Prokon following a framework agreement between the two companies.
  Senvion and Prokon in 100MW framework deal
 
Offshore Project Progress - 27 May
EUROPE: Recent project progress from ScottishPower Renewables' 1.2GW East Anglia Three as it begins on the planning process, Eneco's Norther site and the Burbo Bank Extension in the Irish Sea.
  Offshore Project Progress - 27 May
 
Top stories from the past five days
Senvion to install new 3.4MW prototype
 
 
AWEA responds to Trump wind comments
 
 
US agency considers extending bird permits
 
 
AWEA 2016: RPS cost £12/MWh in 2014
 
 
AWEA 2016: PTC attracts investment competition
 
 

In-depth
Windtech: Concepts to eliminate or reduce PMG use
GERMANY/UK: Eize de Vries meets the men behind two new companies each developing novel direct-drive generators.
  Windtech: Concepts to eliminate or reduce PMG use
 
WindEconomics: Links to reach 60% renewables in Europe
EUROPE: A study by French electricity company EDF shows that Europe's electricity networks can be operated with 60% renewables.
  WindEconomics: Links to reach 60% renewables in Europe
 
Balancing falling market prices against earnings
WORLDWIDE As markets with guaranteed feed-in tariffs are replaced with more volatile auctions systems, how can wind raise its value in the face of falling electricity wholesale prices?
  Balancing falling market prices against earnings
 
Analysis: Enercon braced for uncertain future
GERMANY: Turbine manufacturer Enercon could be harder hit than other market players by the German federal government's plans for renewables.
  Analysis: Enercon braced for uncertain future
 
"You have to chew gum and walk at the same time"
UNITED STATES: For Chris Brown, president of Vestas Americas, the challenge for the US wind sector is to become subsidy-free so that it can succeed after the production tax credit (PTC) is fully phased out.
  "You have to chew gum and walk at the same time"
 
A new type of investor
WORLDWIDE: When Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) completed fundraising for a €2 billion investment fund last year, it built on a model its managers see as key to drawing in the large amounts of new capital needed to fund growth in the renewable-energy sector.
  A new type of investor
 
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featured Companies
Bladt Industries

Bladt Industries is an international steel contractor with more than 50 years of experience within complex large-scale steel constructions. We have been involved in fabrications of more than 1,500 foundations and 15 substations for the offshore wind energy sector. Our latest fingerprints on the offshore wind sector: Bligh Bank – Veja Mate – Burbo Bank Extension – Nordsee One + Ost – Wikinger – Sandbank – Gode Wind 1 + 2 – Baltic 1 + 2 – Borkum Riffgrund 1 – Northwind – West of Duddon Sands – Gwynt y Môr – London Array – Walney I + II – and many more. Steel solutions built for the future.
T.+45 96353700         E. office@bladt.dk        W. www.bladt.dk

BGB Engineering Ltd

BGB are a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of slip ring and carbon brush holder systems. BGB are a European leader in slip ring technology for the Wind industry, with over 40 years experience in rotary applications. Products include: Monitoring & power for hub control (signal, data and power slip rings), Generator slip rings, Cable looms & harnesses, Lightning defence & static earth dissipation systems, Brush holders & assemblies, Fibre Optic Rotary Joints (FORJs).
T.+44(0)1476 576280 E.sales@bgbinnovation.com W.www.bgbinnovation.com

PCH Engineering A/S

We are the leading provider of structural vibration protection of your wind turbine.
Are you a wind turbine manufacturer we are the perfect partner for you. Our monitors are GL 2010 certified and provides your controller direct information about tower oscillations, gearbox torsion stress, differential nacelle vibration and information about blade condition.
E. pch@pch-engineering.dk     W. www.pch-engineering.dk

Blattner Energy

Blattner Energy is a premier EPC contractor in renewable energy construction with more than 25,000 megawatts installed across North America. Blattner provides complete EPC services for utility-scale wind projects, including post-tension concrete tower supply and installation. Blattner also serves utility-scale solar, energy storage, and high voltage transmission and substation projects.
T. (+1) 320-356-7351 E. info@blattnerenergy.com    W. www.blattnerenergy.com 

Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog Industrial Group designs and manufactures high performance pitch solutions for Wind Turbines including pitch control systems, slip rings, blade sensing and services for wind turbine manufacturers and wind farm operators. Our high reliability and low maintenance pitch system reduces turbine downtime and enables wind turbines to generate more power – all while reducing levelized cost of energy.
T. +49 (0)2303 5937 0   E. wind.germany@moog.com  W. www.moog.com/wind 

LEITWIND wind turbines feature Direct Drive, permanent synchronous magnet generators, innovative technology and design from 0.8 to 3.0 MW. LEITWIND technology improves efficiency and cuts downtime, producing optimal yields in projects thanks to outstanding project management, operational and customer service. Based in Europe and India, LEITWIND is part of the HTI group.
T. +39 0472 722 190   F. +39 0472 724 190  W. www.leitwind.com

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