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Energy news, November 2011

Global wind power set for steady growth to 2020

The global wind energy market, which saw capacity grow 22.3% from 2009 to 2010, is set to see continued steady growth to 2020, according to GlobalData's re

Siemens Energy has launched its 6 MW direct drive offshore wind turbine, the SWT-6.0, at the European Offshore Wind Energy Conference in Amsterdam, The Net

European wind power production could meet 31% of the EU's 20% emissions reduction target and even enable an increase in EU's climate goals, according to th

The UK Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, Dr Vince Cable, formally opened the National Composites Centre in Bristol

Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) has started supplying spare and replacement composite parts for older wind turbines.

AREVA will test its M5000 5 MW offshore wind turbines in the new full load test bench in Bremerhaven, Germany, to check the functionality under nominal loa

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has welcomed a bipartisan Governors' Wind Energy Coalition endorsement of legislation for a four year extension

South Korea is investing WON10.2 trillion (US$9 billion) in offshore wind, aiming to build 2.5 GW by 2019.

First Wind has ordered 77 of Vestas' V100 1.8 MW wind turbines, totalling 139 MW, for two wind projects in the USA.

Onshore wind energy could reach parity with fossil fuel generated electricity by 2016, according to analyst Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Gamesa has met its sales forecast for the full year of 2011 by the end of the third quarter, with 2805 MW – 94% of which has been outside Spain.

The wind energy market is poised for greater consolidation which will see the emergence of fewer, but stronger, participants, according to analysts Frost &

STRUCTeam has won two contracts for the design and structural engineering of large wind turbine blades for clients based in China.

REpower Systems SE will supply 75 of its MM82 and MM92 wind turbines to EDF EN Canada Inc for the 150 MW Massif du Sud wind farm on the south shore of Qué

The prototype of Gamesa's G128 4.5 MW wind turbine erected at an R&D wind farm in Jaulín, Zaragoza, Spain, reached 97.34 MWh operating at 100% availability

Siemens has secured orders for 6 wind turbine projects in North America since July, totalling US$900 million and over 670 MW.

ACCIONA Energía will build a 49.5 MW wind farm in Costa Rica, which will produce electricity for the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE).

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced the 2011 AWEA Awards, honouring wind industry supporters, leaders, innovators and advocates for their

China could have 1 TW of wind power by 2050 with wind supplying 17% of electricity production, compared to today's 1%, according to the National Developmen

Nordex will supply 14 of its 2.5 MW wind turbines, the N90-2500 series, for the Pant-y-Wal and Fforch Nest wind farms in Wales.

Siemens Energy has opened a new wind power distribution facility in Wichita, Kansas, USA, to serve the Americas.

Wind turbine prices in the US have fallen by nearly a third on average since 2008, according Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Berkeley Lab) report

China Ming Yang has been granted potential financing of up to US$5 billion from the China Development Bank Corp for further developments of wind power in C

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