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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A pair of Chinese rivals are considering takeover bids for Vestas Wind Systems.

Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten reported Monday that Chinese turbine-makers Goldwind and Sinovel, ranked No. 2 and No. 7 in the world, are attracted to Vestas' global footprint and stronger technology.
Vestas, which keeps its North American sales and service headquarters in Portland, has been facing uncertainty and financial turmoil in recent months, due in part the fact that the U.S. Production Tax Credit, an important incentive for wind energy developers, has not been renewed. The credit is set to expire at the end of the year and, despite some attempts to extend it, there's been no action to do so.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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