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World's largest wind turbine R&D test facilities open in Denmark

The world’s largest research and development facilities for wind turbine testing have opened in Denmark.

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.

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.

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.

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.

China working to connect idled wind farms to the grid

China is making progress in connecting idled wind farms to the electricity grid. This is helping to address a roadblock slowing the development of wind power, according to reports.

UK energy tech institute and wind firm to develop world’s longest turbine blades

The UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is investing GBP 15.5m with a wind firm to build the world’s largest wind turbine blades.

Offshore wind entering era of large-scale development in China, says paper

China’s offshore wind industry is entering an era of large-scale development, states a white paper, as wind power becomes the third-largest electric power in the country, according to the National Energy Administration.

China coursing towards 2020 30GW offshore wind target

China’s offshore wind portfolio could soon reach more than a quarter of the global total as it courses towards reaching its 30GW target by 2020, according to a new report by market consultants BTM.

UK uni's wind turbine control tech sparks interest from BRICs

Wind turbine control technology developed at a university in the UK has generated interested from China and India. The technology is being showcased at a workshop at the University of Hull.


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