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Energy news, August 2009

Private equity firm Terra Firma has announced its planned acquisition of US wind energy developer Everpower Wind Holdings.

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A Cyprus windfarm has reached a €170 million financial close and construction is already underway.

Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) has announced plans to develop further products designed for the wind, solar, geothermal and biofuel generation markets.

Danish wind turbine producer Vestas has reported a 34% fall in profit after tax to €43 million in the second quarter (Q2) of 2009.

Siemens has opened a wind power training centre in Bremen, Germany, for customer personnel and wind turbine service technicians.

Nordex USA has completed its largest American wind project to date, the 25 wind turbines Highland windfarm, for EverPower Wind Holdings, connecting 62.5 MW

Vestas, the leading wind energy technology business, has confirmed that it will cease wind turbine blade production activities at the company's UK sites on

Indian wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Ltd has signed an agreement with Technomash Bulgarian Industrial Group to deliver six Suzlon S88 2.1 MW wind

A high strength E-glass fibre reinforcement has been developed by Jushi Group and Gibson Fiberglass, aimed at composite applications requiring increased co

DONG Energy is to build and run the Norwegian onshore wind farm Nygårdsfjell 2 in the Narvik municipality in Northern Norway.

Vestas has received an order for 37 units of its V90-3.0 MW wind turbine, for a wind farm project in South Australia.

The UK Crown Estate plans to offer Round 1 and 2 offshore windfarm operators with offshore wind projects in operation, under construction or awaiting const

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan talks up the prospects for renewable energy in South Africa

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) has amended its contract with Beijing-based Sinovel Wind Corporation, China’s largest wind turbine manufacturer,

The companies will provide consulting, engineering, turbine design, certification, measurement, project management, strategic advice, inspection services a

Three UK-based banks are working with the European Investment Bank (EIB) on a programme to lend up to £1 billion to onshore windfarms over the next 3 years

Core materials manufacturer DIAB has expanded capacity at its operation in Kunshan (Shanghai), China, to meet increasing demand for its products in Asia.

UK energy and climate change secretary says he's done all he can for Vestas workers.

Despite denouncing the closure of Vestas' Isle of Wight blade facility, it has emerged that the conservative-led council has a history of blocking wind far

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