INTERVIEW: GE Germany RE boss

The first GE 2.5-120 turbine in place in Germany

The first GE 2.5-120 turbine in place in Germany

The German onshore wind turbine market is a hard nut to crack, GE admits, with local matador Enercon taking more than half of sales there – and European competitors Vestas, REpower and Nordex pretty much dividing up the rest.

But the American industrial giant two years ago decided to change that, identifying Germany as one of its growth areas outside its US home market, alongside emerging giants India and Brazil, Andreas von Bobart, GE’s general manager for renewable energy in Germany tells Recharge.

“We are fairly confident that that we will have a significant share already next year,” von Bobart said.

That is quite ambitious, given that GE’s market share in Germany last year was zero. Even more ambitious is GE’s goal to conquer a double-digit market share in 2015.

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