US key to GE top wind ranking – EER

General Electric relied on the United States for 75% of its 6.688GW in total wind capacity deliveries in 2012, up from 59% the previous year, helping it overtake Vestas as the leading global turbine supplier, according to a report Friday by IHS Emerging Energy Research (EER).

GE’s rise to the top largely resulted from its success with its 1.5x platform and large US customers including BP Wind Energy, Caithness, E.ON Climate & Renewables, Invenergy, NextEra Energy Resources and TradeWind Energy.

GE relied primarily on its five largest customers for more than 70% of its US turbine deliveries, with each of the five taking more than 500MW. That was more capacity than the company delivered to any other market, according to EER.

Incremental upgrades to the 1.5x platform such as the 1.68MW and 1.6-100 models accounted for more than 43% Log in to read complete article.

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