GE Wind Turbine Portfolio
At GE, product evolution is one of our core competencies and we are continuing this tradition by developing the next generation of wind energy. Progressing from a business with one wind turbine generator, we now offer a full suite of products for a variety of wind environments. Our wind turbines offer increased value to our customers through proven performance, reliability, and availability. With a current product portfolio of turbines with rated capacities from 1.7 MW to 3.2 MW. GE can offer support to customers at every phase of your wind farm from planning and siting, to operations and maintenance and continuous performance improvement for your fleet.
Our latest innovation in the Industrial Internet era, The Digital Wind Farm, is making our turbines smarter and more connected than ever before. A dynamic, connected and adaptable wind energy ecosystem, the Digital Wind Farm pairs our newest turbines with a digital infrastructure, allowing customers to connect, monitor, predict and optimize unit and site performance.
What are Wind Turbines and How do They Work?
Wind is a clean, free, and readily available renewable energy source. Every day around the world, wind turbines are capturing the wind’s power and converting it to electricity. With over 25,000 wind turbines installed globally, GE is one of the world's leading turbine suppliers.
Wind turbines allow us to harness the power of the wind and turn it into energy. When the wind blows, the turbine's blades spin clockwise, capturing energy. This triggers the main shaft, connected to a gearbox within the nacelle, to spin. The gearbox sends that energy to the generator, converting it to electricity. Electricity then travels down the tower to a transformer, where it is converted again to AC or DC voltage depending on the grid.