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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


July 28, 2015 • ChinaPrint storyE-mail story

China’s idled wind turbines rise for first time in three years

The number of China’s wind turbines sitting idle rose in the six months through June for the first time in three years even as the country continued to add capacity. The rate was, on average, 15.2 percent in the first half, according to data from the National Energy Administration. That’s almost 7 percentage points higher than the same period last year. Idled capacity has dogged China’s wind farm operators after a rush to build turbines in the windiest areas of . . . Complete story »


May 19, 2015 • ChinaPrint storyE-mail story

Chinese wind earnings under pressure with fifth of farms idle

May 18 China’s wind farm firms are feeling the heat as state grid operators deliberately delay hooking them up and cut back on purchases, wasting about a fifth of the total wind power output or enough electricity to run Beijing for 40 days. China is now the world’s top wind power producer thanks to policies designed to boost renewable energy use, with an installed capacity of over 100 gigawatts – more than a quarter of the world’s total and almost . . . Complete story »


November 5, 2014 • ChinaPrint storyE-mail story

Sinovel predicts delisting from Shanghai exchange

Sinovel has warned investors it is likely to be delisted when its 2014 annual report is released at the beginning of 2015. In its Q3 report, Sinovel said revenues went up 47.71% to CNY 2.98 billion ($485 million) in January-September. But it made a net loss of CNY 436 million ($71 million). The company said its 2014 net profits are also likely to be in the red. Sinovel, which was once China’s largest manufacturer, has reported losses for the past . . . Complete story »


August 14, 2014 • China, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Deal for U.S., Chinese wind power mired in litigation

The deal was supposed to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in Chinese financing to the U.S. wind power industry, all pulled together by a Dallas entrepreneur with long ties to China. But five years later, E. Patrick Jenevein III and his partners are demanding that the state-owned Aviation Corp. of China pay them $2.3 billion after failing to come through on the promised financing and going behind their backs to buy a Minnesota airplane manufacturer Jenevein brought to their . . . Complete story »


January 8, 2014 • ChinaPrint storyE-mail story

China National Offshore Oil Corporation ‘to shut renewables division’

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is to close its renewable energy unit as a result of the lacklustre growth in its home market, the Chinese business media has reported. An anonymous source from within senior management at the company told local media that CNOOC New Energy Investment, which operates wind, solar and biomass projects, will be wound down by China’s third largest oil producer as it returns to concentrating on its core activities. A spokesperson for the company has . . . Complete story »


October 24, 2013 • ChinaPrint storyE-mail story

Sinovel losses spiral

Struggling turbine manufacturer Sinovel has reported a 160% increase in its losses as sales tumble. Sinovel is being investigated by the securities commission Sinovel is being investigated by the securities commission The company posted a net loss of CNY 699 million ($114 million) in the first nine months of the year, up from CNY 269 million a year before. This led the manufacturer to announce that is expects to make a full-year loss. The widening losses came on the back . . . Complete story »


September 25, 2013 • ChinaPrint storyE-mail story

Chinese typhoon knocks out 17 wind turbines

Eight wind turbines have blown down by typhoon-strength winds in south China’s Guangdong Province. Typhoon Usagi, the most powerful this year, also broke off blades of another nine wind turbines when it hit the Honghaiwan Wind Farm in coastal Shanwei City, Guangdong. According to Windpower Intelligence, Honghaiwan consist of 25 imported Vestas V47 600kW turbines. The remaining wind turbines need maintenance to see whether they can operate normally. According to the manager of the wind farm, the typhoon has led . . . Complete story »


August 10, 2013 • ChinaPrint storyE-mail story

Construction du parc éolien le plus élevé du monde au Tibet

[Highest-elevation wind plant under construction in Tibet – Longyuan Power announced the erection of 5 wind turbines of a facility in Tibet sited about 4,900 meters above sea level. The company plans to erect 33 turbines at the site in Naqu prefecture.] La société Longyuan Power, un important développeur de parc éolien, a annoncé jeudi qu’il avait achevé l’installation de cinq turbines éoliennes dans un parc éolien situé à environ 4.900 mètres au dessus du niveau de la mer au Tibet, . . . Complete story »


August 3, 2013 • ChinaPrint storyE-mail story

Five killed at Chinese wind farm construction site

Five workers died and another five were injured when a wall collapsed at the approach to a wind farm currently under construction in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The acccident happened at the Yanzishan Wind Farm, Gongcheng Yao Autonomous County in the city of Guilin, according to the county government. Three people were buried when a 100-metre long earth-retaining wall collapsed at 120-metres above ground. Following this another collapse occured, burying seven, as rescuers tried to save the original . . . Complete story »


July 10, 2013 • China, MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Files trace betrayal of a prized China-Mass. partnership

On a Thursday evening three Junes ago, Dejan Karabasevic desperately needed to contact his former wife. Karabasevic, a top engineer in American Superconductor Corp.’s offices in Klagenfurt, Austria, had been summoned to work, then confronted by police, who suspected him of selling his company’s proprietary software to a Chinese wind turbine maker. The questioning lasted past midnight. When he finally reached his former wife, he instructed her to delete all the e-mails in his Google account. But authorities stopped her . . . Complete story »


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