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GE Amps Up Onshore Wind Turbines To Improve Power Generation

By Brian Spaen

Offshore wind farms have gotten the bulk of attention overseas, but the development hasn't been as rampant in the United States. Inland wind production is still vital as a source, especially for areas that may not be able to install turbines off the coast. GE's blooming Renewable Energy sector has upgraded their onshore wind turbines to improve production across the world.

GE Renewable Energy has upgraded their onshore wind turbines with a 4.8 megawatt capacity. Announced last week, these new turbines can generate enough power for 5,000 homes. The turbine itself measures in at over 787 feet and the rotor diameter is at 518 feet. 

The blades themselves are 252 feet long, the largest that GE has created for onshore turbines. This will also be the first time that the company has reached a capacity of over four megawatts for inland wind power. Capacity has now passed eight megawatts for an offshore wind turbine, and a few are located at the Walney Extension West and MHI Vestas farms.