GE Renewable achieves 50,000 MW onshore wind turbines installation

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GE Renewable Energy has reached the milestone of more than 50,000 MW of onshore wind turbines installed in the first quarter of 2016.

GE achieved the new milestone, largely thanks to its recent acquisition of Alstom’s renewable energy unit in November 2015.

Siemens says it has installed nearly 2,100 wind turbines to date, with a capacity of more than seven gigawatts. Siemens is the leading provider for offshore wind turbines worldwide. Siemens also has 6.7 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity under service contracts and is a leader in offshore grid connections.

GE’s wind footprint, which now extends to more than 35 countries worldwide, represents enough energy to power the equivalent of approximately five cities the size of Hong Kong.

“Renewable energy has become a mainstream source of power generation,” said Jerome Pecresse, president and CEO of GE Renewable Energy.

The United States makes up the largest portion of GE’s global installed base, but in recent years, the company has seen strong global growth in regions like Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Following the acquisition of Alstom’s renewable energy unit, GE expanded its European presence and added additional capacity in Brazil. GE Renewable Energy has at least a gigawatt of wind power installed in countries including Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Spain and the United States.

“Over the last decade we have continued to invest in wind technology, and those investments have enabled us to drive steady growth while reducing production costs,” said Anne McEntee, president & CEO of GE’s onshore wind business.

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