For the first quarter of the year, GE Renewable Energy says its new 2 MW onshore wind turbines were selected in contracts totaling more than 1 GW of new wind capacity in the U.S.
With generator ratings from 2.0-2.4 MW and rotor-diameter options of 107 or 116 meters, the 2 MW turbines are well suited for a variety of U.S. wind conditions, according to GE. The new machines are compatible with the company’s Digital Wind Farm technology, powered by the Predix software platform.
Some of the largest first-quarter deals were signed in Texas and North Dakota, notes GE.
The company says its onshore wind business now has more than 50 GW of installed capacity across the globe. With help from its recent acquisition of Alstom’s renewable energy unit in November 2015, GE reached the milestone in the first quarter of the year.
Anne McEntee, president and CEO of GE’s onshore wind business, states, “Our new 2 MW platform has helped us deliver a strong start to 2016, and we hope to see continued global growth as we build our backlog the rest of the year.”