IN PLAIN ENGLISH
What is wind power?
Wind turbines allow us to harness the power of the wind and turn it into energy. When the wind blows, the wind turbine's blades spin clockwise, capturing energy of the wind. This triggers the main shaft of the wind turbine, connected to a gearbox within the nacelle, to spin. The gearbox sends that energy to the generator, converting it to electricity. Wind electricity then travels to a transformer, where voltage levels are adjusted to match with the grid.
GROWTH AND POTENTIAL
The wind power industry
Wind power systems continue to grow throughout the world. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), there was over 60 GW of new wind power installed capacity and production across the globe in 2019. Leading countries for wind power systems include: China, the United States and Germany.
GE CAN HELP THE WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY GROWING
Your partner in wind power solutions
GE Renewable Energy is one of the world's leading wind turbine suppliers, with over 42,000 units installed and generating wind electricity across the globe. Our portfolio of wind energy solutions includes a suite of onshore and offshore turbines, flexible support services ranging from development assistance to digital optimization, operations and maintenance, and the latest in wind power technology to upgrade your fleet. Whether you are at the beginning of your wind power journey, or looking to grow, GE is the wind power company that can provide the solutions that best address your challenges and priorities.
Need help with permitting or financing your wind power solution? You’d like to count on high wind energy reliability as well as wind power efficiency? Your leased land is constraint by size? Your project is at a remote location? Looking for a wind power purchase agreement setup? A flexible service agreement for your wind power generation system is what you’d like to have? Want to make sure you’ve always got the best new wind power technology? Look no further:
Onshore wind turbines
GE is harnessing onshore wind energy potential with a broad family of smart, modular turbines that are uniquely suited for a variety of wind environments.LEARN MORE
Offshore wind turbines
GE is leading the way in advanced wind power technology with offshore wind farms, including the most powerful offshore turbine to date.LEARN MORE
Leading wind turbine blade technology
We know wind turbine blades. Capturing the wind, onshore or offshore, at all speeds, all around the world, calls for wind turbine blade reliability. And, reliability comes from experience.LEARN MORE
Commercial partnering & PPA
From early to late development stage of wind energy systems, we enable execution certainty through development capital and expertise, power purchase agreements, financial structuring and more.LEARN MORE
The future of wind energy
To understand the trends and future of wind power, it’s important to understand that collecting data is important. Transforming operational data into value is key. Data-driven insights, expert recommendations and advanced field services - all integrated into a single software platform - drive revenue increase, costs reduction and lower risk in wind energy systems. That’s what we do. That’s how we optimize 15,000+ wind turbines across 12 different OEMs. With a suite of apps that leverages data and analytics, in partnership with our hardware and services solutions to enhance efficiency, cybersecurity, reliability, and profitability of your wind assets.
Check out our digital solutions for wind generation systems
Producing clean energy is important. Dispatching and delivering electricity from wind energy systems when and where it is needed is key. A battery energy storage solution offers new application flexibility and unlocks new business value when combined to wind power generation: firming renewable production, stabilizing the electrical grid, controlling energy flow, optimizing asset operation and creating new revenue.
Discover GE’s Reservoir, our Battery energy storage solution
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