How wind turbines are changing


GE’s Haliade-X wind turbine has a 12 megawatt generator and stands 260 meters tall.

GE Renewable Energy

As technology progresses, the wind turbines that companies use to generate renewable energy are growing in size and productivity. 

Just last month, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy revealed it was developing a 14-megawatt giant that has 108-meter-long blades.

Another major player in the industry, GE Renewable Energy, has been working on the Haliade-X, which boasts a capacity of 12 MW, a height of 260 meters and a blade length of 107 meters.

While the size of turbines is increasing, the techniques used to build them are also beginning to change.

On Wednesday, GE Renewable Energy announced it…


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