With yearly business growth rates averaging 30 percent across the global wind power industry, the news cycle tends to be predictably positive and optimistic for businesses in the growing industry. No so for the Germany-based DeWind, which just received notice that its parent company UK-based FKI Energy Technology Group is pulling out from further investment in the wind turbine company.

"At the January 2004 Strategic Review I described the wind turbine business as a high-risk but potentially high-reward venture. During the past twelve months, however, a number of issues have weakened DeWind's position and delayed or impaired its growth opportunities." - Paul Heiden, FKI Chief Executive