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Energy news, December 2011

Gamesa and Iberdrola have signed a new framework agreement for a minimum of 50% of the total wind turbine fleet Iberdrola buys for its renewable energy bus

Nordex installs the first of its N117 wind turbines

Nordex is one step closer to series production of the N117/2400 onshore wind turbine with the installation of the first unit at the Stadum citizens’ wind f

Siemens and Shanghai Electric will set up two joint ventures (JVs) for the Chinese wind power market.

The US solar energy industry saw a record 140% growth in installations in the third quarter (Q3) of 2011, compared to Q3 2010, thanks to utility-scale proj

Principle Power Inc and Energias de Portugal (EDP) have deployed the first full-scale, 2 MW offshore WindFloat offshore wind turbine solution off the coast

Ampere Equity Fund, managed by Triodos Investment Management, has acquired 90% of four onshore wind farms from DunoAir totalling 51 MW and an option to buy

AREVA Wind has extended its M5000 offshore wind turbine platform with the M5000-135, featuring a 135 m rotor.

3B-the fibreglass company is introducing a range of reinforcements designed for specific resin systems used in the manufacture of wind turbine blades. The

Seventeen EU countries have over 141 GW in total of offshore wind energy capacity built, under construction, consented, or planned in Europe.

Wind Energy Services Company (WES), a specialist in repair of composite components such as blades, nacelles and nose cones, has expanded its services and e

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SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch have agreed to terms on financing for SolarStrong, SolarCity’s five-year plan to build more than US$1 billion w

The European Investment Bank will provide £150 million of long-term funding to Vattenfall's 300 MW Thanet Offshore Wind Farm.

REpower Systems SE will install two of its 6M offshore wind turbines for RWE Innogy near Eemshaven, the Netherlands.

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