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GE Renewable Energy announced on Tuesday that it has now installed more than 60 gigawatts worth of onshore wind energy capacity across the globe, made up of over 35,000 wind turbines in 36 countries. 

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GE Renewable Energy Hits 60 Gigawatts Worth Of Installed Onshore Wind Capacity

GE Renewable Energy announced on Tuesday that it has now installed more than 60 gigawatts worth of onshore wind energy capacity across the globe, made up of over 35,000 wind turbines in 36 countries. 

GE Renewable Energy announced on Tuesday that it has now installed more than 60 gigawatts worth of onshore wind energy capacity across the globe, made up of over 35,000 wind turbines in 36 countries.

With over 35,000 wind turbines spread over 36 countries, GE Renewable Energy has now installed enough onshore wind energy capacity to power the equivalent of more than 15 million residential homes. The 60 GW (gigawatt) milestone was reached thanks to several recently commissioned projects in North America, Turkey, Spain, and Romania.

“This milestone is a testimony to our commitment to the wind industry, which is continuing to grow globally,” said Pete McCabe, President & CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind Business. “Wind power represents 34% of forecasted renewable energy installs up until 2022. We’re looking forward to working closely with our partners and customers to keep increasing the wind energy share in the overall energy systems globally.”

More specifically, GE Renewable Energy also celebrated the passing of a separate milestone, having now installed more than 10 GW worth of wind energy capacity in Europe — a target it hopes to eclipse by the end of 2019 by reaching 13 GW. Specifically:

  • GE will develop several wind farms Forestalia in Spain, for a total of 1.5 GW, more than doubling GE’s current wind installed capacity in the country
  • GE Renewable Energy and GE Energy Financial Services announced the 650 MW Markbygden ETT wind farm in Sweden earlier this month, where the company’s installed base will jump from 243 MW to 893 MW.
  • In Serbia, a booming wind power market in Eastern and Central Europe, GE has recently announced it will provide 153 MW for the Cibuk 1 wind farm.
  • In October Microsoft announced it would purchase the electricity generated by GE’s 37 MW Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland.

“We are particularly excited about our growth across Europe, a region with excellent wind resources, a compelling vision of the importance of renewable energy, and an appreciation of the need for stable policy to bring the economic and environment benefits wind power can deliver,” McCabe added.

 
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