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India sets 15GW target for wind power

The Indian Government has set a wind power target of 15GW to be installed in the country.

Chinese firm installs Finnish offshore drivetrain tech in bid to become leading wind power manufacturer

A Chinese wind firm has installed Finnish drive train technology in an offshore wind project in a bid to help it become one of the top three wind power equipment manufacturers in the BRIC country by 2015.

India reinstates wind power incentive scheme

India will reintroduce Generation Based Incentive (GBI) scheme to give a much needed boost to its wind power sector, finance minister Minister P. Chidambaram announced.

New China offshore wind licenses to go live in 2013

The first batch of offshore wind power license projects are likely to go online in 2013 thanks to years of coordination and cooperation between China’s government and domestic offshore wind power players.

Brazil wind developers may be required to build new power lines to avoid delays

Wind farm developers in Brazil may be required to assume the costs of connecting their power projects to the grid as the nation seeks to avoid further delays in constructing new transmission lines, according to reports.

Goldwind receives US certification for PMDD wind turbines

Chinese firm Goldwind has received certification for its wind turbines to meet safety regulations in the US. The wind firm has announced that several of its permanent magnet direct-drive (PMDD) wind turbines have received ETL certification by Intertek.

UK firm Globeleq starts construction on three renewable projects in South Africa totalling 238MW

UK emerging markets power company Globeleq has started construction on three renewable energy projects in South Africa. The projects include the 138MW wind farm at Jeffreys Bay on the Eastern Cape and 2 x 50MWp solar photovoltaic facilities located in the Northern Cape.

Suzlon closes rotor blade unit in India

Leading wind power solutions provider, Suzlon Energy will close its rotor blade and control panel manufacturing units in a union territory of south India. The move follows a number of industrial relations and logistical problems associated with handling multi-MW turbine components.

Policy can put the EU on track to reach 100 per cent renewable energy, says report

A report has been launched which shows the EU is on track to reach 100 per cent of renewable energy.

US wind control systems for India

An Indian firm is using US wind turbine control technology in a USD 30m deal to boost its wind power developments.

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