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View from Inside January/February 2008

Discovering Latin American Wind Power

ImageAs with many of the new technologies to be found in Latin America, wind energy has arrived after being developed in other world regions. However, the Latin American socio-political situation and environmental trends around the world are creating a need to tap into this huge renewable energy source.

By Mauricio Trujillo, LAWEA Executive Director
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View from Inside November/December 2007

Wind Power Reduces Electricity Prices

ImageFinancial support for wind power, which is in many regions still necessary, is often the subject of disputes between the renewables branch and consumer associations. Now, new studies show that wind energy is actually reducing electricity prices and thus helps consumers to get cheaper electricity.
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By Stefan Hantsch, CEO of the Austrian Wind Energy Association ‘IG Windkraft'

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View from Inside October 2007

Interest in WWEC 2007 reflects importance of wind energy in Latin America

ImageThe 6th World Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition (WWEC), which will be organised by the WWEA and the Argentine Wind Energy Association, is attracting much interest from Latin America and worldwide. International and regional companies will meet to take the necessary steps for the creation of strong domestic wind industries and related industrial capacities.

By Stefan Gsänger, Secretary General, World Wind Energy Association
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View from Inside July August 2007

China to Become a Major Wind Turbine Exporter?

ImageDespite accelerating project development activity, the long-term future of the Chinese wind market is not yet guaranteed by decisive and sustainable policies. As new companies pile into the wind turbine generator (WTG) manufacturing industry, excess supply from China could mean a paradigm shift towards cheaper WTGs and shorter order backlogs globally within the next few years for megawatt-class wind turbines.

By Sebastian Meyer, Director, Research & Advisory Azure-International,?China

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View from Inside April May 2007

Utilities Seeking Reliable Systems

ImageLast year, global new installations of wind turbines rose by around 33% to some 15,200MW. According to experts, the global market for wind turbines will grow by an annual average of around 13% between now and 2011. The heightened international interest in wind power systems is being spurred by the rising prices of fossil sources of energy. In addition, more and more countries are setting binding goals for extensions to renewable energies, with wind energy one of the least expensive options.

By Thomas Richterich, CEO of Nordex AG
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View from Inside March 2007

Offshore wind energy: the step ahead

ImageIn his recent State of Union address, US President George W. Bush stressed the importance of renewable technologies to the energy supply of his country. The future of a safe, CO2-free energy supply is currently one of the most debated topics in European politics as well.

By Matthias Schubert, Chief Technology Officer, REpower Systems AG
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