There’s the thought that solar will cool off in Japan, and onshore wind might grow. GE is ready with the “2.85-103 wind turbine for Japan.”
E.On will use GE’s PowerUp software program on 469 turbines; the hope is to increase power output by up to 5 percent.
GE and Sandia National Labs say they’ve gleaned insights that could quiet wind turbines, and a 1 decibel noise drop means 2 percent more power.
By jointly harnessing their expertise in research and development, industry leaders GE and First Solar have the potential to dominate the solar energy industry, a good news story for the U.S.
GE, after planning to take on First Solar’s thin-film leadership, sells its tech to its once rival in exchange for an ownership stake.
At the top of the wind world, GE combines wind and energy storage.
Three of GE’s new turbines with short-term energy storage will be installed at a wind farm in Texas, where wind’s grid penetration is high.
Using five neodymium magnets to cling to the turbine’s curved metallic surface, the HR-MP20 is able to ascend the turbine shaft with ease.
The fifth edition of the Low Carbon Competitiveness Index shows China, Japan and South Korea beginning to outshine Europe.
GE wins a contract to build facilities in Denmark to test wind turbine nacelles with an output power up to 10 megawatts.