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Wind Power Is Here To Stay, Despite Manufacturing Slow Down

December 04, 2012

Offshore wind turbine manufacturers have been hit with a production freeze, but renewable energy experts predict this is more of a delay than a shutdown.

A report in the Financial Times found three leading manufacturers of the turbines due to create banks of wind farms in the British seas have taken just one offshore order between them this year, triggered by a crunch on investment in the sector.

The halting of orders is symptomatic of a year-long slowdown in the sector, but rather than predicting a death knell for the sector, energy experts have told the Huffington.

On the home front

One area not discussed by ministers in the past few weeks is the rise in smaller, domestic wind turbines being sold in the UK.

Gaia-Wind Manufactures told Huff Post UK that sales for 11kW wind turbines - which are enough to power a family home - have risen from £33,000 in 2007 to almost £7 million in 2011.

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