GE Invests In Wind Turbines Off Scandanavian Coast
The push for worldwide green energy solutions took a major step forward on June 30th, 2010 when General Electric (GE) pledged to invest $450 million in wind turbines in Scandinavia. The coasts of Norway and Sweden will soon host a new farm of GE wind turbines sporting metal blades 110 meters long. GE estimates that the turbines will be completed and providing clean energy by 2012.
GE has promised four new 4-Megawatt wind turbines in southwest Norway. A fifth will be placed in Gothenberg Harbor and will help increase energy output locally. Wind turbine producers such as GE favor giant turbines such as these as they are able to maximized energy output in confined spaces. These towering three hundred foot long wind turbines can provide energy from the slightest breeze.
Construction on the wind turbines will begin once GE has received the "OK" from government environmental agencies. GE has partnered with Gottenberg Energy in Sweden and the Statoil and Lyse energy companies to fund this project.
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