News and in-depth analysis of wind power, wind farms and wind industry companies and policy in China.
UNITED STATES: Donald Trump's aggressive new steel tariffs could raise the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) for a new wind project in the US by 2-3% on average, according to Make Consulting.
TURKEY: The consortium involving Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is moving full-speed to implement 1GW of capacity after signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the energy ministry earlier this week.
WORLDWIDE: Compressed air energy storage (CAES) for grid-scale electrical energy has a long but somewhat spasmodic history.
UNITED STATES: By 2018, almost a third of installed wind power capacity in the US will be at least a decade old -- a total of almost 25GW.
CHINA: The Chinese wind-power market faces a tough year as the industry gets to grips with new government requirements. Though growth slowed in 2011, the market still performed very strongly, with over 15GW of newly installed capacity. Industry officials expect the wind industry to continue to lead the world in growth in 2012 as the government counts on the technology to raise the nation's consumption of renewable energy.