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Energy news, August 2011

GE Global Research is looking into wind turbine generators in the 10-15 MW range using MRI technology under a two-year, US$3 million project from the US De

Iberdrola Renewables has begun the installation process of the 400 MW Wikinger offshore wind farm off the German coast of the Baltic Sea.

A coalition of 24 governors from both major parties and each region of the USA wants President Obama to provide better conditions for wind power developmen

DTE Energy has signed a contract to purchase 120 MW from a wind farm in Tuscola, Bay and Saginaw counties, MI, USA.

UK wind generation more than doubled in the second quarter (Q2) of 2011, rising 131.1%, compared to the same period last year.

Neptune Wind LLC is planning a 500 MW offshore wind farm between Massachusetts and Rhode Island, USA.

Clipper Wind Power has scrapped the 10 MW Britannia wind turbine project for the UK Round 3 offshore wind development.

Statkraft will build the 60 MW Stamåsen 1 wind farm in Sweden in addition to another wind farm already under construction in Central Sweden.

Italy could overtake Germany as the world's largest solar photovoltaic (PV) market, according to analyst SolarPlaza.

E.ON Climate & Renewables North America has ordered 112 units of Vestas’ V100 1.8 MW wind turbines, totalling 202 MW, for a project in the US.

The second quarter of 2011 has seen healthy growth in installed wind power capacity in the US.

The 288MW offshore wind farm Meerwind off the coast of Germany is expected to be completed by 2013.

The Windquest Group, a US private investment group, has made an investment in Energetx Composites of Holland, Michigan. The proceeds of the investment will

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

The bodywork of the Nuna 6 solar powered car designed by the Nuon Solar Team of Delft University, the Netherlands, consists of a composite sandwich structu

228 GE wind turbines will be sent to Wind Capital Group projects in Oklahoma and Kansas.

Wind power capacity will increase but EU member states will have vastly different growth rates, according to the EWEA.

The SUNPATH programme aims to help the US gain a competitive edge in solar manufacturing.

The wind turbine manufacturer credits internationalisation and efficiency for increases in its income and revenue.

The grant will allow a team of researchers in Victoria to continue the development of plastic solar cells.

The final wind turbine has been installed on Vattenfall’s offshore wind farm in Barrow off the coast of North-West England.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of July.

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