Review of 2015, part one



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WORLDWIDE: Windpower Monthly recaps the most read and most important wind-energy stories from the magazine and website January to June 2015.

January

A 20MW project in Northern Ireland is shut down following the collapse of one of its Nordex N80 2.5MW turbines. According to reports, the turbine’s blades were “spinning out of control” prior to the collapse.

Germany, Denmark and the UK post new records for wind’s contribution to their electricity production. Denmark’s energy ministry released figures showing that 39.1% of its electricity in 2014 came from wind.

A blow for the US’ offshore industry as the future of the 486MW Cape Wind offshore project off the coast of Massachussets is put“on life support”. The PPAs for over three-quarters of the project power are terminated because of a missed deadline for financial close.