13 Sep '17, 10am

GE Unveils a Bigger, Better Onshore Turbine Aimed at European Customers

GE Unveils a Bigger, Better Onshore Turbine Aimed at European Customers

General Electric’s latest turbine release reaffirms the wind industry’s leading trend: the bigger the turbine, the better. On Tuesday the company unveiled its 4.8-megawatt turbine, with a rotor diameter of 158 meters, the length of a Boeing 747. The turbine will be among the largest on the market, but likely not for long. “This is a much larger turbine than what’s typically out there,” said Aaron Barr, a senior consultant with MAKE Consulting. “This new class of 4-megawatt turbines has really just hit the market over the last year-and-a-half, and they’re so new that very few of them have been prototyped to date, but every turbine manufacturer is rushing toward this space.” The play by GE could make the manufacturer more competitive in the European market, where limited and expensive space for wind farms means bigger turbines are advantageous. As shown in the chart below fr...

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