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  • GE Renewable Energy harnesses the earth’s most abundant resources – the strength of the wind, the heat of the sun and the force of water – to power the world’s biggest economies and the most remote communities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions.
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    What is wind power?

    Wind turbines allow us to harness the power of the wind and turn it into energy. When the wind blows, the wind turbine's blades spin clockwise, capturing energy of the wind. This triggers the main shaft of the wind turbine, connected to a gearbox within the nacelle, to spin. The gearbox sends that energy to the generator, converting it to electricity. Wind electricity then travels to a transformer, where voltage levels are adjusted to match with the grid.

    The wind power industry

    Wind power systems continue to grow throughout the world. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), there was over 51 GW of new wind power installed capacity and production across the globe in 2018. Leading countries for wind power systems include: China, the United States and Germany.

    Your partner in wind power solutions

    GE Renewable Energy is one of the world's leading wind turbine suppliers, with over 42,000 units installed and generating wind electricty across the globe. Our portfolio of wind energy solutions includes a suite of onshore and offshore turbines, flexible support services ranging from development assistance to digital optimization, operations and maintenance, and the latest in wind power technology to upgrade your fleet. Whether you are at the beginning of your wind power journey, or looking to grow, GE is the wind power company that can provide the solutions that best address your challenges and priorities.

    Need help with permitting or financing your wind power solution? You’d like to count on high wind energy reliability as well as wind power efficiency? Your leased land is constraint by size? Your project is at a remote location? Looking for a wind power purchase agreement setup? A flexible service agreement for your wind power generation system is what you’d like to have? Want to make sure you’ve always got the best new wind power technology? Look no further:
      • Onshore Wind Turbines

        The onshore wind power industry

        Global onshore wind power farms are expected to grow by more than 60 GW in 2019, and global capacity from onshore wind energy applications is projected to reach nearly 750 GW by 2022.

        GE is harnessing this increasing onshore wind energy potential with a broad family of smart, modular turbines that are uniquely suited for a variety of wind environments. Our onshore wind power technology and services can help improve cost, capacity and performance over the life of your onshore wind power plant, and our newest turbines are equipped with a digital infrastructure that allows you to connect, monitor, predict and optimize unit and wind farm energy performance.

        On average, our onshore wind farm maintenance and energy services improve Annual Energy Production (AEP) by 5% and increase profits by 20%. Our Repower program for onshore wind farms offers customers an affordable way to upgrade aging onshore wind turbines, increasing fleet power output up to 25% and adding up to 20 years to turbine life from the time of repowering.
          • 1 MW PLATFORM

          • Proven performance, reliability, and availability

            GE’s stringent engineering procedures result in a 1 MW wind turbine manufactured for high performance, reliability and availability. The use of the rotor from the proven GE 2 MW Wind Turbine Platform and selected component modifications provide increased annual production with the same reliable performance as the 1.5 MW wind turbine. Built from the maturity of its predecessors, this wind turbine platform ensures increased turbine capacity factor while increasing AEP and application space.

            • 103 METERS ROTOR DIAMETER

            Key features from the 1 MW platform

            Any onshore wind turbine model from GE’s 1 MW Platform is a three-blade, upwind, horizontal axis wind turbine with a rotor diameter of 82.5 to 103 meters. The wind turbine rotor and nacelle for the 1 MW platform are mounted on top of a tubular steel tower providing hub heights ranging from 65 to 96 meters. The machine uses active yaw control to keep the rotor pointed into the wind. The wind turbine can operate at a variable speed and uses a doubly fed asynchronous generator with a partial power conversion system.
          • 2 MW PLATFORM

          • Proven performance, reliability, and availability

            GE’s reliable 2 MW platform of onshore wind turbines has over 10 GW installed and in operation today, featuring a best-in-class capacity factor and a significant improvement in Annual Energy Production (AEP) within the 2 MW wind turbine range.

            The 2 MW-127 onshore wind turbine demonstrates the next step in wind turbine technology and efficiency, reducing the cost of energy for customers with low and medium wind speed sites. GE offers a 127-meter rotor option for 2.2-2.8 MW rated wind turbines.
            • ~1,000 HOMES POWERED BY 1 TURBINE
            • 98%+ AVAILABILITY
            • UP TO 132M ROTOR DIAMETER
            • 2.8 MW NAMEPLATE CAPACITY

            Key features from the 2 MW platform

            GE’s 2 MW wind turbine platform is a three-blade, upwind, horizontal axis wind turbine with a rotor diameter of either 116, 127 or 132 meters, operates at a variable speed, and uses a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) with a partial power converter system.
          • 3 MW PLATFORM

          • The 3 MW turbine platform offers more flexibility across wind regimes

            Built upon the technology of its predecessors, GE's 3 MW onshore wind turbine platform is adaptable to a full spectrum of wind regimes. Our 3 MW turbines range from 3.2 to 3.8 MW power output, and includes the 3.6-137, our highest performing turbine for Class III winds.

            Our 3 MW wind turbines share drivetrain and electrical system architecture with each of those systems being scaled and upgraded for improved performance and greater energy production, as compared to previous models.

          • 4-5 MW CYPRESS PLATFORM

          • Introducing the 5 MW Cypress platform

            GE Renewable Energy has launched its new onshore wind turbine platform, named Cypress, and the next model from that platform, GE’s 5.3-158 MW wind turbine.

            The 5 MW onshore wind turbine platform advances the proven technology of GE’s 2 MW and 3 MW fleets, which serves an installed base of nearly 20 GW, while also using architecture and innovations from the 4.8-158 wind turbine introduced in 2017.
            • CAN POWER 5,200 HOMES
            • 20 GWH PER YEAR


            Onshore wind turbine services you need

            As wind turbine providers, we offer flexible and customized onshore wind operations and maintenance support to fit your specific wind farm asset management needs.

            We offer tiered levels of onshore wind turbine services, from remote monitoring and full plant maintenance to a wide range of performance-enhancing upgrades to keep your turbines running smoothly. Whether you're looking for support with unplanned maintenance or are interested in upgrading your farm or fleet with our digital applications, we can provide customized onshore wind turbine services.

          The offshore wind farm and wind power industry

          The offshore wind industry is projected to grow from 17 to 90 GW in the next decade, and offshore wind power is expected to account for 15 percent of the global wind industry going forward.

          Recognizing this offshore wind energy potential, GE has invested more than $400 million to develop the most powerful offshore wind turbine—an investment that will also drive down offshore wind farms’ levelized cost of energy (LCOE), helping make offshore wind energy more competitive for our customers. With 12 MW capacity, 220-meter rotor, 107-meter blade, a leading capacity factor of 63%, and digital capabilities, the Haliade-X 12 MW turbine features offshore wind technology that will help our customers find success in an increasingly competitive environment.
            • HALIADE-X 12 MW TURBINE

            • Driving efficiency and decreasing the cost of offshore wind energy

              Introducing Haliade-X 12 MW, the most powerful offshore wind turbine in the world. GE is investing to develop the Haliade-X, the industry’s first 12 MW offshore wind turbine. In addition to being the most powerful wind turbine in the world, the Haliade-X is also the most efficient ocean-based wind platform, with a leading capacity factor of 63%. GE’s investment in the Haliade-X will help make offshore wind a more cost-effective and competitive source of clean energy.
              • 16,000* HOMES CAN BE POWERED
              • 63% LEADING CAPACITY FACTOR
              • 220 METER ROTOR
              • 260 METERS HEIGHT
              *One Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine can power up to 16,000 European households according to wind conditions on a typical German North Sea site.

              Key features from the Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine

              The Haliade-X offshore turbine features a 12 MW capacity, 220-meter rotor, a 107-meter blade, and digital capabilities.

              The Haliade-X 12 MW is not only the most powerful wind turbine in the world but also features a 63% capacity factor—five to seven points above industry standard. Capacity factor compares how much energy was generated against the maximum that could have been produced at continuous full power operation during a specific period of time. Each incremental point in capacity factor represents around $7 million in revenue for our customers over the life of a windfarm.
            • HALIADE 150-6MW TURBINE

            • Continuously innovating—with a focus on quality and efficiency

              Developed for all offshore conditions, the Haliade 150-6 MW turbine combines proven technology and innovation to provide high yield and uncompromising reliability that will lower the cost of offshore energy and create more efficient offshore turbines.

              Thanks to its 150-meter diameter rotor (with blades stretching 73.50m), the Haliade 150-6MW offshore turbine can supply power to the equivalent of about 5,000 European homes. Currently, this 6 MW offshore wind turbine is powering tens of thousands of homes in Germany as well as the state of Rhode Island. Located on Block Island, GE constructed and installed the first offshore wind farm in the USA in 2016.
              • 5,000 HOMES CAN BE POWERED
              • 6 MW CLEAN WIND ENERGY
              • 150 METER ROTOR

              Key features from the 150-6 MW offshore wind turbine

              The Haliade 150-6 MW is the new generation of direct-drive offshore wind turbine, delivering renewable energy to thousands of households at a competitive cost.

            • Optimizing offshore wind farm performance

              When your offshore wind operations and maintenance services are effectively optimized, you can achieve the best possible long-term performance from your wind farm.

              GE operates a global network of local offshore wind power service centers that offer a full range of packages and servicesto enhance the availability of your offshore turbine equipment, improve your energy generation and optimize the entire lifecycle of your system components. These include carefully selected predictive and preventive services, as well as offshore wind upgrades and retrofits.

              In accordance with our clean power strategy, when it comes to offshore wind maintenance, we always consider profitability and commercial excellence in the wider context of environmental, health and safety (EHS) matters.
          • Wind Turbine Blades

          • The best in wind turbine blade design

            Capturing the wind--onshore or offshore, at all speeds, all around the world--calls for wind turbine blade reliability. And reliability comes from experience.

            LM Wind Power’s technology plays a central role in the creation of each wind turbine blade type. Factors such as wind turbine blade materials, aerodynamics, blade profile and structure define the performance and reliability of the LM Wind Power blade, and these turbine blade design factors all require an extremely high degree of precision. As wind farm blade specialists, we know what it takes to create quality wind turbine blades that boost performance while minimizing loads on the turbine.

            Proven wind turbine blade designs, efficient wind power

            LM Wind Power began producing wind turbine blades in 1978, and although the basic blade design hasn’t changed, we have continued working on developing the world’s longest wind blades. Finding the perfect balance between wind turbine blade design and aerodynamics presents the greatest design challenge for each wind turbine blade length.

            Aerodynamic properties are crucial in determining how well a wind turbine blade can extract energy from the wind and efficiently produce wind power. Tried and tested building blocks are the basis for all of our blade development projects. We create new, reliable wind turbine blade designs by developing and testing the best materials for wind turbine blades. We then combine these using our advanced design tools.

            With a proven track record of more than 228,000 blades installed since 1978, we know our wind turbine blades will perform under varying conditions of wind, temperature and humidity. In the wind turbine blade manufacturing process, We deliberately test blades to their limits, and we continuously improve our products with the latest, innovative wind turbine blade materials.

            Efficient wind turbine blade manufacturing

            Our 15 wind turbine blade engineering and manufacturing facilities operate in established and emerging wind markets worldwide. We know what it takes to design and manufacture the most advanced, reliable and high-quality wind turbine blades in the industry, and we design our wind turbine blades to endure the forces of nature for more than 25 years.

            As one of the world’s most renowned wind turbine blade manufacturers and suppliers, we know how to reduce the cost of energy--making wind power the right choice.