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GE Energy, an Atlanta-headquartered worldwide wind turbine supplier, recently surpassed 5,000 installations for its 1.5 MW turbine.

According to GE, most of the orders for the turbine have come from the U.S. The company expects to ship more than 5,000 1.5 MW machines globally in 2006 and 2007 and anticipates that the total number of 1.5 MW wind turbines operating worldwide could reach 10,000 by the end of 2008.

"As we celebrate the milestone of our 5,000th application, we also continue to invest in technology improvements that build upon the vast experience of our installed fleet and will result in even higher levels of reliability and efficiency," says Victor Abate, GE Energy's vice president of renewables.

Current research and development efforts are further enhancing the 1.5 MW design. For instance, the rotor diameter for the machine has increased from 77 meters to 82.5 meters, which has helped to achieve increases in both capacity factor and reliability, the company adds.


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