The European Role in U.S. Wind Development

With wind installations growing more slowly in Europe than in the U.S., European companies are coming across the Atlantic to get a piece of the booming American wind market. Because of this, Europeans are playing an increasingly important role in building the U.S. wind industry.

In this podcast, we’ll look at some developments over in Europe and speak to a few companies that are setting up shop in the U.S.

Bruce Douglas, Chief Operating Officer of the European Wind Energy Association, talks about the need for new transmission, the growth in offshore wind and problems with project finance.

Steve Trenholm, Chief Operating Officer of E.ON Climate and Renewables North America, discusses the German company’s entrance into the U.S. and how it is dealing with the financial crisis.

Adrian LaTrace, Vice President of North American Manufacturing for ACCIONA, describes the evolution of wind turbines and how those changes impact project development.

And Fausto Carboni, General Manager of the Mobile and Wind Power Solutions business at Bonfiglioli, an Italian components supplier, talks about how increased turbine size impacts the way components are developed for the machines.

Inside Renewable Energy is a weekly audio news program featuring stories and interviews on all the latest developments in the renewable energy industries.

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