by Yangtze Yan, China View

BERLIN, July 24 (Xinhua) — Germany is the largest exporter in the sector of wind power in 2005, accounting for 38 percent of the global turnover of about 10.6 billion euros (about 13 billion US dollars).

The German Wind Energy Association (BWE) said in a press release Monday that German exports of wind turbines increased 55 percent in 2005 over 2004 to 2.9 billion euros.

Sales inside Germany went up 11 percent to 1.16 billion euros, it added. Read the rest of this entry »


NEW YORK, July 10 (Reuters) – TXU Corp. (TXU.N: Quote, Profile, Research) had restarted the 750-megawatt unit 2 at the Martin Lake coal-fired power station in Texas as of early Monday after it tripped off line on Sunday, the Dallas-based energy company told Texas regulators in a report.

The unit automatically tripped off line Sunday afternoon due to excessive vibration in its primary air fan. Read the rest of this entry »

NEW YORK, July 7 (Reuters) – TXU Corp. (TXU.N: Quote, Profile, Research) shut the 575-megawatt Unit 2 at the Big Brown coal-fired power station in Texas on July 6 to fix a boiler tube leak, a spokesman for the Dallas-based energy company said Friday.

He said he could not say when the unit would return due to competitive reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Vestas (XCSE:VWS.CO)has decided to establish a Research and Development centre in Singapore. When fully established, the new R&D centre will employ more than 150 people. The centre will be put into operation during the first six months of 2007. 

Vestas is the world’s leading manufacturer of wind power systems and has always been a driving force in the development of technology that makes wind power an even more reliable and cost-effective source of energy. This new R&D centre will contribute to ensuring that Vestas will maintain its leading position,” says
Finn Strøm Madsen, President of Vestas Technology R&D. Read the rest of this entry »