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Composites news, January 2011

China is expected to have reached a total installed wind power capacity of 248 GW in 2020 representing a compound annual growth rate of almost 23%.

Vestas has opened an office in Bucharest to serve the wind energy market in Romania and the Balkan region.

Chinese wind turbine blade producer, Tianjin Dongqi Wind Turbine Blade Co Ltd has been awarded GL Shop Approval from GL Renewables Certification for compos

Allianz has invested over €1 billion in 30 wind farms and solar parks in Germany, France and Italy since 2005.

PPG Industries has announced the qualification of its HYBON(® 2026 direct glass fibre roving for use in selected fabrics and epoxy resin systems of aerodyn

Siemens has signed an agreement with Associated British Ports to build a factory for offshore wind turbines in Hull, UK.

Gamesa maintains its number one position in the Spanish wind market with a 2010 market share of 50.18% – an increase from 2009’s 34.4%.

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa plans to set up its offshore wind technology centre in Glasgow, Scotland, creating 130 jobs.

Gamesa will supply 20 MW of wind turbines to Kiroba Elektrik Uretim for the Madranbaba wind farm in Aydin, Turkey.

Europe is now close to 3 GW of installed offshore wind power capacity, according to numbers from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

Natural Power has delivered energy yield and site assessment studies for a proposed wind farm in Alaska for Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA).

The wind turbine factory in Machrihanish in Argyll has resumed production after parent company Skykon filed for bankruptcy.

Bureau Veritas has issued guidelines for the classification and certification of floating offshore wind turbines specifying the environmental conditions un

REpower Systems AG will deliver 54 of its MM82 wind turbines and 96 MM92 units to Saint-Laurent Énergies Consortium (SLE) for the 300 MW Lac Alfred wind fa

The wind turbine manufacturer will supply a total of 10 MW of capacity for a project being developed by Western Wind Energy Corporation for UniSource Elect

American Superconductor Association (AMSC) has granted its sixth wind turbine licence in China to Beijing JINGCHENG New Energy (JCNE).

San Diego has approved its first vertical axis wind turbine with a 3.4 kW Falcon wind turbine from WePOWER being constructed at a private property in San D

Vestas will deliver 19 of its V90 2 MW wind turbines with a hub height of 125 m to BOREAS Energie GmbH for a 38 MW wind project in Germany.

GW will supply 18 wind turbines for a new project in one of France's most windy areas.

Nordex has installed two 2.5 MW N100/2500 wind turbines at Dradenau sewage treatment plant in Hamburg, Germany.

Siemens Wind Power will supply DONG Energy with three new offshore wind turbines as part of a £50 million project.

RWE Innogy has more than doubled its wind capacity in Poland following the purchase of Gamesa's 32 MW Piecki wind farm and the 35 MW Tychowo site.

Southwest Windpower has unveiled its newest and most efficient small wind turbine, Skystream 600.

NV Nordisk Vindkraft AB and HgCapital have signed agreements for the sale, construction and financing of the 41 MW Åmliden wind farm in Malå Municipality,

Vestas will deliver 7 of its V112 3 MW wind turbines to Erneubare Energien Teetzleben GmbH & Co KG for the 21 MW Breesen-Teetzleben Wind Farm in Mecklenbur

Small wind manufacturer XZERES Wind Corporation has opened its European Subsidiary, XZERES Wind Europe Ltd, along with its first European order to be deliv

According to the prominent U.S. wind trade association, the U.S. wind industry continued to make good on its promise to strengthen America, and laid the fo

Vestas will deliver a total of 240 MW of wind turbines to projects in Germany and Poland over the next two years.

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