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Energy news, April 2012

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

Vestas says a loose connection in the electrical system started the fire in the V112 3 MW wind turbine at the Gross Eilstorf wind farm in Germany on 30 Mar

The UK and US will collaborate on floating wind under a new agreement to be finalised during this week's Clean Energy Ministerial in London.

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has launched its new wind turbine, designed for “ultra-low” wind speeds.

BASF's new video highlights how Enercon GmbH is using BASF products in the manufacture of its wind turbine blades.

China’s largest wind power developer Long Yuan has opted for GE turbines for its first overseas project, a 100MW wind farm in Ontario, Canada.

Atmos Consulting has developed computer modelling tools to enable wind farm developers and operators to comply with planning requirements for long-term pos

Dong Energy is to test two next generation offshore wind turbines at its Gunfleet Sands site off the eastern coast of England, following consent from the U

GE is to supply 31 of its 1.6-100 wind turbines to a wind project in Turkey, the first of the series to be installed in Europe.

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

Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas has said it is “confident” it is closer to finding out the root cause of a fire in one of its turbines last month.

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa is to launch a new 2MW turbine, which it says is ideally suited for developments on sites with low wind speeds.

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has scored an order for its 2.5MW N90/2500 turbine from China, the first since the launch of a marketing campaign f

The French Government has kicked off France’s offshore wind programme, by awarding the first tenders for offshore wind projects in the country.

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has won the JEC Innovation award for wind energy for the second year running, this time for one of its modular bla

The French wind industry is to showcase itself at the forthcoming EWEA exhibition in Denmark in the coming weeks.

Eleven major wind energy companies have signed a “Wind Charter” promising to use wind power to boost national prosperity in the UK.

Turbine manufacturer GE is to supply turbines to 9 new wind power projects in the Canadian province of Ontario.

A planned offshore wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts could cut US$286 million a year from New England electricity bills, a study has revealed.

3B's HiPer-tex™ W3030 glass roving is optimised for the manufacture of wind turbine blades using resin infusion processes with polyester or vinyl ester res

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

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

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