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Windpower Technology 23rd April 2014

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Gamesa to launch nanotech de-icing solution
SPAIN: Gamesa is set to launch a new nanotechnolgy-inspired solution designed to mix with paint and prevent ice developing on blades.
  Gamesa to launch nanotech de-icing solution
 
GE launches India-specific 1.7MW turbine
INDIA: GE has introduced a new 1.7MW turbine specifically designed for the Indian market.
  GE launches India-specific 1.7MW turbine
 
Goldwind wins 70MW deal for wind-solar demo project
CHINA Goldwind has won a 70MW deal for a state-level demonstration project integrating wind and solar power generation, storage and transmission.
  Goldwind wins 70MW deal for wind-solar demo project
 
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Windtech: Gamesa and Areva team up for 8MW
EUROPE: The ongoing negotiations between Spanish Gamesa and French Areva to create a 50/50 joint venture between their offshore wind activities will, if successful, be concluded this summer.
  Windtech: Gamesa and Areva team up for 8MW
 
Japan plays the long game with floating technology
JAPAN: The solitary wind turbine floating in the Pacific Ocean, 20 kilometres from Japan's eastern coast, has become something of a poster boy for the wind industry.
  Japan plays the long game with floating technology
 
Is the industry still pushing to advance technology?
WORLDWIDE: The global financial crisis has done less damage to research and development in the wind sector than complacency in the booming years that preceded it. And a tendency to update proven technology works in the sector's favour, particularly when budgets are tight.
  Is the industry still pushing to advance technology?
 
Turbines of the year - The best wind power hardware of 2013
WORLDWIDE: We pick our way through the technological trends and product developments of 2013 to find and award the cream of the crop. We proudly present the medal-worthy winners and the runners-up in Windpower Monthly's second turbines of the year report.
  Turbines of the year - The best wind power hardware of 2013
 
Turbines of the year - Turbines up to 2MW
WORLDWIDE: The class of turbines up-to-2MW remains an extremely popular volume market, including for infrastructure and financially-constrained and emerging markets.
  Turbines of the year -  Turbines up to 2MW
 
 
 
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