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Composites news, February 2010

Gamesa reports an overall fall in results for 2009 as a difficult market slowed down wind developments.

Sika Deutschland GmbH's Biresin CR83 epoxy resin has been approved by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for use in wind turbine, marine and industrial applications.

The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) has been awarded US$270 000 in Ohio Third Frontier funds for research to design and test structures and

Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe intends to invest up to £100 million in an offshore wind turbine project in the UK under a Memorandum of Understanding with

Siemens has installed its 1000th wind turbine in the UK at the Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm off the coast of Essex.

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has opened the third call for capital grant funding for offshore wind component and technology develo

The market for FRP pipes and tanks in India is expected to exhibit a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.8% for the period 2010-15, according to a rep

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The capital cost to install a 20 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) facility by 2015 will be US$7981/kW, according to a report from the Electric Power Research Ins

Wind turbines on the continental USA could generate 37 PWh a year, according to a new study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Controllable rubber trailing edge flaps for wind turbines have shown promising results in wind tunnel tests, says the Wind Energy Division at Risø DTU, Den

Clipper Windpower Marine Ltd, a Clipper Windpower Inc subsidiary, has started the groundbreaking of its offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing facility

The Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic have commissioned three new wind turbines that will supply 40% of the settlement’s electricity.

Ashland Performance Materials has added a corrosion-resistant product to its Envirez® range of unsaturated polyester resins containing renewable materials.

REpower Systems AG and Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc (RES Canada) have completed the construction of a test wind farm in the Gaspé region, Canada.

HK Electric proposes a 100 MW offshore wind farm in Southwest Lamma Channel, Hong Kong.

Enova is granting NOK137 million to Sway AS to erect a 10 MW prototype offshore wind turbine in Hordaland, Norway.

Vestas will deliver 33 of its V90-3.0 MW wind turbines to Granite Reliable Power Windpark in New Hampshire, USA.

Gamesa has set up an Indian subsidiary, Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt Ltd, near Chennai, India, to produce the Gamesa G58-850 kW Wind Turbine.

Turkey must exploit its huge wind energy resources if it wants to meet its increasing power demand.

Wind turbine blades are currently based on thermoset resin technology, but could thermoplastics offer a better option? Dutch researchers are looking for th

Vestas profit after tax for 2009 rose 13.3% to €579 million from 2008.

juwi has started construction of its first US wind farm in Richardson County, Nebraska, USA.

Wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Glasfiber’s international service unit has joined the Global Wind Alliance.

Indian Energy Ltd says the first three wind turbines at its Theni Project have been commissioned and are now fully operational and grid connected.

Wind power represented the largest share of new electricity generating technology installed in the European Union in 2009.

The capacity of wind energy increased by 31% last year, adding 37.5 GW of wind turbines with an investment of US$63 billion.

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) welcomes European regional energy initiatives, but says the aim is a European single market by 2015.

The demand for bigger wind turbines, powered by longer rotor blades, has placed many challenges on the blade manufacturers and their suppliers. What develo

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REpower Systems AG will deliver 48 offshore wind turbines totalling 295 MW to RWE Innogy for Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm.

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