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GE installs 25,000th wind turbine

GE (NYSE: GE) has successfully installed its 25,000th wind turbine, bringing its wind power capacity to more than 38-GW.

The 2.75-103  turbine was installed with developer Energiekontor at the Uthlede wind farm in Lower Saxony, Germany. The wind farm will contain twelve 2.75-103 GE wind turbines.

In the U.S. and Europe, nearly forty percent of new generating capacity installed over the last four years was wind energy, according to GE. China hopes to increase its wind capacity to 100-GW by 2025, and the European Union has a target to reach 27 percent of electricity production from renewable energy sources by 2030. The International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2014 finds that global energy demand could grow by 37 percent by 2040.

GE has invested approximately $2 billion in wind technology since 2002.

As for the near future, GE will supply 100-MW of wind turbines for Kenya and Morocco; 50-MW for Pakistan; and 34-MW for Croatia.

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