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All news, trends, investments, projects, research and announcements concerning electricity generated by wind power as a renewable energy resource. Onshore and offshore wind projects will be covered, as well as turbine and components updates and hybrid storage solutions. Wind power PPAs and tenders will provide detail on the commercial side of the sector.

Australia purchases turbines for 130-MW wind farm

Hydro Tasmania, an Australian subsidiary of Norwegian energy and engineering group Norsk Hydro, has signed a contract for six 1.75-MW wind turbines for a new wind farm at Woolnorth, on Australia's west coast, according to Hydro-Tasmania and news reports.

China’s largest wind-power generator to blow into Xinjiang

China's largest wind-power generator in China, funded by the loan from the Asia Development Bank, is expected to be set up soon in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Banks reach closure on world’s largest wind financing to date

Italian Vento Power Corp. (IVPC) said in a news release Nov. 24 that financial institutions Mediocredito Centrale (MCC) and Fortis Bank Joint Bookrunners had successfully closed the syndication process for its IVPC4 731.5 billion Italian Lire (U.S. $325 million) wind farm project financing with a total of 23 participant banks.

Metso to invest in wind power technology and gear service

Metso Corporation (NYSE: MX; HEX: MEO) will construct new technology centers in Jyvaskyla, Finland, for the development of its wind power technology and gear service capabilities.

China includes renewables in energy blueprint

China plans for a fraction of the power generation it will develop in the coming 15 years to come from renewable sources, according to the Asia Pulse news agency.

Pakistan contemplates wind power, approves feasibility study with GEF funding

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Economic Affairs Division of the government of Pakistan have agreed on a feasibility study for a large-scale wind power project, according to Asia Pulse.

Scots’ island wave power flows into national grid

The Scottish island of Islay sends electricity into the UK national grid today from a pioneering wave-power plant on the island's rugged western peninsula.

Turkey gives go-ahead for first large-scale wind plants

Turkish officials have signed implementation agreements with Cannon, a U.S. wind energy developer, for wind projects totaling 185 MW.

EWEA boosts wind energy targets again as industry continues boom

The members of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) agreed at its recent annual general meeting in Kassel, Germany, to increase the Association's targets for future installed wind energy capacity.

Crisis spurs development of alternative energy in Brazil

There's nothing like a crisis to drive the development of renewable energy sources. Electrical shortages on top of high petroleum prices threaten to obstruct Brazil's economic growth, leading policy-makers to look for alternative energy supplies.

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