GE Renewable Energy unveils giant turbine

GE Renewable Energy has unveiled its largest onshore wind turbine. The new 4.8MW turbine has a 158-metre rotor diameter, which it claims offers a significant improvement in annual energy production. […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

GE Renewable Energy has unveiled its largest onshore wind turbine.

The new 4.8MW turbine has a 158-metre rotor diameter, which it claims offers a significant improvement in annual energy production.

It adds the combination of a large rotor and tall towers – at 240 metres – enables the turbine to take advantage of higher wind speeds and produce more power.

Peter McCabe, GE Onshore Wind Business Chief Executive said: “It is well suited to low to medium wind speed regions worldwide – examples include Germany, Turkey and Australia.”

The turbine has been developed in partnership with LM Wind Power, Blade Dynamics and GE’s Global Research Centre.