GE Renewable Energy announced from the AWEA Windpower Conference Monday that it had already secured over 2 gigawatts (GW) of onshore wind orders in North America this year, with orders for more than 700 turbines.
Announced from the Windpower Conference run by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), GE Renewable Energy revealed that it has already this year secured 2,010 megawatts (MW) of onshore wind turbine orders. Orders for a total of 728 wind turbines — the majority of which are from the company’s best-selling 2 MW product platform — have been secured in North America through May, and when completed will collectively generate electricity enough for the equivalent of over 800,000 homes.
“We are delighted to partner with both new and long-time customers to bring affordable, clean renewable energy to more homes and communities across the country,” crowed Vikas Anand, GE Renewable Energy’s CEO, Americas Onshore Wind. “This is a time of unprecedented growth and demand for the onshore wind industry in the US, and we are proud to offer technology and service offerings that meet the specific needs of our customers.”
GE Renewable Energy was the leading manufacturer of wind turbines in the United States last year, according to AWEA, supplying over 3 GW of capacity — 40% of the total onshore wind installed across the country.
A year after the company announced that it had installed over 40 GW of wind capacity in North America, GE Renewable Energy now claims that it has over 26,000 wind turbines in operation across the United States, and will have installed 15 GW worth of its 2 MW platform by the end of 2019.
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