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Energy news, October 2010

3TIER’s wind performance maps for the third quarter of 2010, show that in general, North American winds were up, whereas European winds were down.

Siemens has concluded a framework agreement with Enel Green Power for the supply and maintenance of up to 260 wind turbines with a capacity of 600 MW for E

Spanish wind farm manufacturer Gamesa receives new contracts in China to supply 197 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 251 MW.

Indian Energy has entered into an agreement with Suzlon Energy Ltd. for the construction of a 50.4 MW wind farm at Tejuva in the state of Rajastan.

Offshore wind could contribute 54 GW to US electricity networks by 2030, according to a report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Alstom says it will have installed 80 MW of its ECO 100 wind turbines in France by the end of 2010, across four wind farms.

Offshore wind turbines could be sited in deeper water off the UK coast using floating foundations, according to the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).

Vestas says 3000 jobs could be axed – mainly in Denmark – as the wind power market fails to recover according to expectations.

The European project SmartFiber is aiming to develop an embedded sensor system for the structural health monitoring of composite products such as wind turb

Gamesa will locate its global offshore wind headquarters in London with plans to invest up to €150 million by 2014.

The UK Government has announced £60 million in funding to establish offshore wind manufacturing at British ports.

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Vestas has received a 128 MW order for 24 V90-3.0 MW and 31 V90-1.8 MW turbines from Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for the Solano 3 project

The World Wind Energy Association expects global capacity to reach almost 200 GW in 2010 but calls for further improvements in national and International p

At the China Wind Power show in Beijing, DSM Composite Resins launched a new resin for wind turbine blade applications.

China’s wind power can reach 230 GW of installed capacity by 2020, and its annual electricity output of 464.9 TWh could replace 200 coal fire power plants,

Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Blade Technology has chosen MSC.Software simulation products for the design of its next generation of composite wind turbi

KMT Robotic Solutions Inc has sold an additional Root End Cut and Drill System to a North American manufacturer of large wind turbine blades.

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa and the shipbuilding division of US defence company Northrop Grumman Corporation have signed an agreement to launc

Wind could meet 12% of global power demand by 2020, and up to 22% by 2030, according to a study published today by the Global Wind Energy Council and Green

Wind Energy Services Company (WES), a US provider of maintenance and repair services for wind turbine blades, nacelles and spinners, is relocating its base

Gurit will double the manufacturing capacity for its PVCell™ G-Foam core materials in China. The products are designed for use in the manufacture of wind t

Ofgem's prediction that the UK solar market is likely to reach 60 MW by the end of 2010 and 250 MW in 2011, has spurred Solar Power UK to extend its progra

A difference in opinions has become apparent as the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) oppose RenewableUK’s claims that very high subsidies to wind power ar

The Environmental court has given wpd, a Stockholm-based wind power operator, the green light to begin construction of a large-scale offshore wind farm on

Independent manufacturer of blades for wind turbines, LM Wind Power, plans to expand its manufacturing base in Brazil.

Gurit has launched its new wind turbine Blade Repair System RENUVO™ , comprising UV curing single-component resins and glass prepregs, UV lamps and associa

Alstom will construct a 24 MW wind farm in Turkey for Eolos Wind Energy Generation Co Inc, a subsidiary of Güris Construction and Engineering Co Inc.

GE and Harbin Electric Machinery Co Ltd (HEC) have set up a joint venture (JV) to manufacture and supply wind turbines to customers in China.

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