More than 600 exhibitors and 1,000s of delegates travelled to Paris for the EWEA annual event. The conference went ahead despite the tragic events that rocked the French capital just days earlier.
EWEA chairman Markus Tacke opened the event, introducing four high-profile speakers: European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic, French energy minister Segolene Royale, German energy minister Rainer Baake and Belgian energy minister Marie-Christine Marghem.
The COP21 climate talks, taking place in the city at the end of November, face an "unprecedented challenge", Sefcovic said.
"If you look at the possible source of renewable energy, it's clear the role of wind is strategic," he added.
Only a month after the launch of the G126-2.5MW low-wind turbine, Gamesa launched its 3.3MW machine for IEC class IIA sites at EWEA 2015. It is the Spanish manufacturer's first turbine in the 3MW range. GE also introduced two 3.4MW turbines for Europe, and Siemens publicly signed a contract with vessel supplier Deugro Danmark to build two roll-on roll-off vessels to transfer compenents between factory sites without using cranes.
The EWEA stand was giving visitors the chance to vote on where the 2017 annual event should be held, with a choice between Brussels, Belgium and Amsterdam, Netherlands. The winner was Amsterdam, EWEA announced.