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Energy news, March 2012

The new feed-in tariff scheme in Japan offers attractive returns for both solar and wind power projects, according to analyst Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Suzlon Group has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group's subsidiary, CGN Wind Energy Co Ltd, to develop

The global wind turbine market is seeing fierce competition, especially in China, according to MAKE Consulting's 2012 Global Wind Turbine Market Share repo

Hempel has won the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Award for its accomplishments in the wind turbine protective coatings market.

Gamesa is in talks with the Port of Leith, Scotland, for its offshore wind manufacturing base – including blade and nacelle plants, port logistics and O&M

LM Wind Power’s 73.5 m blades became the first blades of over 70 m to be installed when Alstom inaugurated its 6 MW Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine in th

TPI Composites Inc, a US headquartered supplier of wind turbine blades, and Turkish engineering, manufacturing and construction company ALKE INSAAT have fo

Onshore wind power in the UK only added £4.68 to householders' annual energy bill last year, according to Ofgem's Renewables Obligation (RO) annual report

Suzlon Group is launching the 1.5 MW S8X wind turbine for Class III, low wind sites in India.

Reinforced Plastics and Owens Corning are hosting a free webinar on 19 April covering the use of glass fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) in corrosive environm

Gamesa's G10X-4.5 MW prototype wind turbine, installed in Alaiz, Navarra, Spain, has set an energy output record for its type, generating electricity for 2

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

Nordex will supply and install 11 of its N100/2500 wind turbines for the 27.5 MW Sincik wind farm near the city of Adiyaman, Turkey, for Tektug Elektrik Gr

Installed wind capacity is set to increase as wind power markets are expected to witness large growth in multiple regions, including repowering schemes, ac

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has launched a US$180 million, 6-year initiative for offshore wind in the US.

The EU-27 installation rate of wind power slowed 5.9% in 2011 with just under 9.4 GW of new capacity, compared with nearly 10 GW in 2010, with a significan

Overcapacity and new low-cost players will keep wind turbine prices low, according to the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Wind Price Index (WTPI).

DONG Energy is selling 50% of the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm to the Lego Group’s parent company, KIRKBI A/S, and the Oticon Foundation, for DKK4

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

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Company was hit by a slower wind power market and falling prices for wind turbines in 2011, recording a 73.5% declin

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