GE launches the industry's largest 4 MW turbine

The US wind turbine manufacturer is approaching the same capacity in onshore and offshore turbines with a new platform.

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GE has jumped onto the 4 MW bandwagon. The US turbine manufacturer is launching a new turbine with a capacity of 4.8 MW, which can be placed on a 161 meter tower and has a rotor diameter of 158 meters, writes GE in a statement. This means a tip height of 240 meters.

"The LCOE race ever ends," says Pete McCabe, CEO of GE's onshore wind business, according to Windpower Monthly, referring to the industry's new key phrase: levelized cost of electricity.

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