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General Electric's Renewable Energy Rival Just Stepped Up Competition

Lee Samaha, The Motley Fool
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General Electric's Renewable Energy Rival Just Stepped Up Competition
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General Electric's (NYSE: GE) rival Vestas Wind Systems (OTC: VWDRY) announced this week that it is launching the largest offshore wind turbine with its V236-15.0 MW. The "236" refers to the rotor diameter of 236 meters and "15.0" refers to the fact that it can produce 15 megawatts (MW) of power when operating at a normal speed. The size of the rotor diameter puts it ahead of Siemens Gamesa's SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine (no prizes for guessing that it has 14 MW of output power and a rotor diameter of 222 meters) and GE's largest version of its offshore turbine Haliade-X with a rotor diameter of 220 meters and power of 14MW.