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IRENA chief touts “enormous potential” of emerging market wind power

Emerging markets, particularly in Africa, should be opened worldwide for wind power to regain its stellar pre-2009 growth rates, which helped to make it a mainstream energy source in many markets, according to the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

French turbine maker looks to manufacture in China

Areva SA, an atomic-reactor, offshore wind-turbine and biomass-plant maker, is studying Asian wind projects as the region seeks to cut fossil-fuel reliance, according to reports.

French firm signs €1bn wind power contract in Brazil

French firm Alstom has signed a €1bn memorandum of understanding with Renova Energia, leader in wind power generation in Brazil.

US wind power to overtake solar in 2013

A decrease in US wind power projects coupled with a demand for photovoltaic systems will see the US add more solar power in 2013 than wind energy for the first time.

Chile and Finland to cooperate on renewables

Chilean and Finnish companies have a signed an agreement to further develop each other’s renewable energy technologies.

China installs third of new turbines in 2012

China installed more than a third of all new wind turbines in 2012 and is on course to beat the government’s 2015 target of 100 gigawatts of generation capacity by more than a year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) data.

Indian turbine firm wins second wind deal in a week to bring total to 77MW

A leading Indian turbine firm has won a second deal in a week to boost wind power in the BRIC country, bringing the total to 72MW.

Indian wind firm wins 22MW turbine order from miner

Indian turbine manufacturer, the Suzlon Group, has signed a contract for a 21.75MW wind project with a miner in the BRIC country.

Brazilian asset firm to lend $734.5m for wind farms

Banco do Brasil, Latin America’s biggest lender by assets, may disburse more than 1.5bn reais ($734.5 million) of loans for wind farms this year, according to reports. The figure is up from 1.3 bn reais last year, as renewable energy becomes cheaper, Bloomberg reports.

Construction starts on 6MW offshore wind turbine factories in France

Work has started to construct a series of factories to build 6MW offshore wind turbines in France.


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