Powering the people who power the world, GE recently celebrated its 25,000th wind turbine installation—a milestone for the company which now has more than 38 GW of installed wind turbines around the world.
Altogether, GE’s 25,000 wind turbines generate the equivalent energy needed to charge 25 billion smartphones, or provide the electricity needed for approximately 28 million European households for a year.
GE reached the milestone during the installation of a 2.75-103 wind turbine with wind developer Energiekontor at the Uthlede wind farm in Lower Saxony, Germany, earlier this month. The Uthlede wind farm will contain 12 of GE’s 2.75-103 wind turbines—developed and manufactured at the European headquarters of GE’s renewable energy business in Salzbergen, Germany—and will generate the equivalent power needed for approximately 20,000 European households.
“Through continued technology investment and collaboration with global developers like Energiekontor, wind will continue advancing as a competitive source of renewable energy around the world,” said Anne McEntee, president and CEO of GE’s renewable energy business.GE
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