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Energy news, September 2010

Red Maple, Gurit's tooling business in China, has won its first contract for a wind turbine blade mould from a customer in Europe.

Offshore wind costs in the UK have risen significantly over the last five years, according to the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), but they could be redu

Vestas says Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has confirmed that the wind turbine blade failure on the V112-3.0 MW on 8 September was due to human error.

The Swedish Wind Power Technology Centre (SVTC) has been set up to support the Swedish wind power industry.

Suzlon Energy Ltd has reached 5 GW of cumulative wind power installations for over 1500 customers across 40 sites in 8 states in India.

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GE will provide three 2.5 MW wind turbines for the expansion of the Groß-Santersleben Süd wind farm in Germany for Germania Windpark.

Gamesa has won a €7.4 million operation and maintenance (O&M) contract for 21 wind farms totalling 163 MW from Iberdrola Renovables in France and Germany.

REpower Systems AG has established a subsidiary, REpower Systems GmbH, to serve the core wind power markets in Germany and Austria.

Gamesa presented its latest wind turbine platform, the G9X-2.0 MW, at Husum WindEnergy in Germany this week.

With close to 40 Gigawatts (GW) of new capacity added this year, the world’s installed wind power capacity is expected to approach 200 GW by the end of thi

The wind energy industry in the UK is today celebrating a milestone of 5GW of installed wind energy capacity.

Today, Vattenfall inaugurates the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, located off the south east coast of England. This is currently the world's largest offshore wi

GE has introduced new models designed to increase annual energy production (AEP) to its 2.5 MW wind turbine series.

Umeco plc's Process Materials business, part of Umeco Composites, is establishing a joint venture company in Shanghai with its distributor Shanghai Leadgo

US company Energy Composites Corporation (ECC) is setting up a joint venture with SSP Technology of Denmark to supply wind turbine blades for North America

Composite materials specialist Gurit will be showcasing its products for the wind energy market at the Husum WindEnergy exhibition in Germany this week.

Svendborg Brakes A/S, a supplier of braking systems for wind turbines, has won a lawsuit against a competitor over copyright infringement of Svendborg’s br

Gaelectric, an Irish renewable energy company, has received planning approval for a 11.5 MW wind farm at Cregganconroe, Pomeroy, County Tyrone, Northern Ir

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Owens Corning has unveiled its Ultrablade™ fabrics designed for the manufacture of longer wind turbine rotor blades.

An EU partnership to increase onshore and offshore wind power developments has been launched Scottish Energy Minister Jim Mather.

Gamesa is tripling its investments in China through 2012 to expand and adapt its manufacturing centre for the development of its new wind turbine systems.

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Wind produced nearly 10% of UK electricity earlier this month setting a new record for wind power production in the UK according to data from the National

Vestas has signed a global order for 400 MW of wind turbines with an option for an additional 1 GW from an undisclosed company.

A 7 m section of a blade on Vestas’ 3 MW V112 wind turbine has broken off, raising questions about the wind turbine manufacturer’s new flagship turbine.

Dow Formulated Systems has announced plans to add capacity in China and in North America for its wind energy customers, with increased capacity for infusio

Alstom will supply €200 million worth of wind turbines to Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) for a 217 MW extension to the Whiteless wind farm in Scotland.

Cam Elyaf's WR6 roving has received Germanischer Lloyd approval for wind turbine blade applications.

Gamesa will supply 129 wind turbines totalling 258 MW for 9 wind farms in Brazil to be developed by Iberdrola Renovables.

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Renewable energy developer RES proposes an 11 turbine wind farm between New Luce, Kirkcowan and Glenluce, in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Nordisk Vindkraft and HgCapital have inaugurated Havsnäs Wind Farm, located north of Strömsund in the County of Jämtland, Sweden.

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