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Wind sector nearly invisible at Genera 2001

The wind sector was hardly noticed at Genera 2001, an energy trade fair in Madrid in late February, though renewables in general were heavily emphasised. Not a single wind turbine was on display -- compared to the nine on show at last year's big energy event, PowerExpo 2000 -- and Gamesa, Spain's largest wind turbine manufacturer, did not even have a stand. "It seems the exhibition focus just wasn't on wind," says Michael Stenderup of wind developer Terranova. The solar, co-generation, heat transfer and gas industries had the most overwhelming visual impact among the 127 exhibitors. Spanish turbine manufacturer MADE did have a satellite-linked presentation of Geswind, the first Internet linked wind plant management and control system to be launched in Spain.

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