After the extension of the Production Tax Credit on January 1, 2013, GE (NYSE: GE)’s renewable energy unit said it has signed 1 GW of U.S. wind turbine orders as of May 6.
GE’s 1.7-100 meter wind turbine is the second brilliant turbine in its portfolio. The latest offering is an advance of its 1.6-100 turbine series that uses electrical system upgrades and the power of the industrial internet, which works to connect data points across the turbine’s ecosystem. It is made to provide 6 percent more power than the current model.
Earlier in 2013, GE announced its 2.5-120 turbine, which helps manage wind’s variability by providing short-term power while communicating with neighboring turbines, operators and technicians. Invenergy will use three of the 2.5-120 turbines with integrated storage at a wind project in Mills County, Texas.
This story was originally published by Power Engineering online. It is republished by permission.