GE Renewable Energy plans to commercially launch its new 5MW Cypress wind turbine platform in Germany with initial deliveries scheduled by the end of this year.

“We plan to launch it in Germany, but very quickly it has turned into global demand,” Sheri Hickok, general manager, global product development, onshore wind, at GE Renewable Energy, said on a conference call.

“You will hear more about customer orders very shortly. We’re very excited and confident from their feedback we’re moving in the absolute right direction with the Cypress platform,” she added, describing the feedback as “incredibly strong.”