GE Renewable Energy unveils 4.8-158 onshore wind turbine

Written By: Katherine Demetre
September 20, 2017

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Recently, GE Renewable Energy today unveiled its brand-new 4.8–158 onshore wind turbine. Featuring a large rotor, the 4.8-158 offers an improvement in Annual Energy Production, reducing the cost of energy for customers with low to medium wind speed sites.

Pete McCabe, President & CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind Business commented:

The 4.8–158 design is an important next step in turbine technology and efficiency, and we’re excited to introduce this turbine at this moment in time. It is well suited for low to medium wind speed regions worldwide—examples include Germany, Turkey and Australia—as well as for mechanisms like auctions, as countries around the world are putting an increased emphasis on lowering the cost of energy.

The new 4.8MW wind turbine, GE’s first onshore entry in the 4MW space, is equipped with a 158 meter rotor and a range of tip heights up to 240 meters. The combination of a larger rotor and tall towers enabled the turbine to take advantage of higher wind speeds and produce more energy.