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GE’s launches new variant of its most powerful onshore wind turbine

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GE Renewable Energy has launched the 6.0-164 variant of its Cypress onshore wind turbine platform, making it the company’s most efficient onshore wind turbine available.

The 6.0-164 turbine would increase Annual Energy Production (AEP) by up to 11 percent compared to the 5.3-158 model. Like other products on the Cypress platform, the 6.0-164 features a proprietary two-piece blade that enhances logistics and lowers costs. Every 6.0-164 turbine will generate enough electricity to power about 5.800 European households. The model will be available in the field by 2022.

“The Cypress platform is already providing our customers the ability to lower the cost of onshore wind and gain added flexibility in siting turbines. This latest product in the platform will help them drive additional growth of clean, renewable wind power across Europe and beyond.”

Peter Wells, CEO of GE onshore wind europe, GE Renewable Energy.

6.0-164 is the most recent model announced on the Cypress platform, which also includes 5.5-158, 5.3-158 and 4.8-158 turbines. The Cypress platform advances the proven technology of the 2 MW and 3 MW GE fleets that serve an installed base of more than 20 GW. The platform covers multiple wind classes that enable significant AEP improvements, increased service efficiency, improved logistics and site potential, and ultimately deliver more value to customers.

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