Our #GE family would like to wish everyone a #HappyEarthDay. Every day, we’re finding innovative ways to maximize #energy efficiency and emissions reductions. That’s what we call Ecomagination, with over 3,000 #scientists engaged in developing earth-friendly #technology across GE at 8 global research centers. Swipe through to see a few of our 74 Ecomagination solutions.
The north German town of Dörpen knows a thing or two about #energy. The Dörpen station pictured here houses transformers, converters and related tech that will use #electricity generated by offshore wind #turbines to feed Germany’s #power grid. For more information on the whole process, head to the link in our bio. Photo by @cntalbot
This choppy North Sea surf will soon house a #GE HVDC converter station atop the pylons pictured here. As part of Germany’s DolWin3 offshore grid connection project, the converter station is one step in the process of transmitting electrons 50 miles under the sea and another 50 miles underground—solving a long-distance #power transmission problem to generate 900 MW of efficient #energy. Head to the link in our bio to learn more. Photo by @cntalbot
Soon, the DolWin gamma will sit atop the yellow pylons on the right-hand side of this picture. But what you won’t see is the #GE high-voltage direct current (HVDC) system inside. This #technology helps move #electricity over 100 miles of subsea and subterranean cables from #turbines in the North Sea to Germany’s terrestrial power grid. At peak output, the project will bring enough electricity to supply up to 1 million homes. Head to the link in our bio to learn more. Photo by @cntalbot
How many slides does it take to see the full length of a #GE 2.5MW #wind turbine blade? Swipe to see just one piece of the massive #turbine as it’s transported to the Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm in #Romania. Photos by @seenewphoto
We're giving a behind-the-scenes look at one of our #manufacturing and testing facilities. Check us out on Stories over the next few days to see #GE#engineering at work in our gas #turbine facility in Greenville, SC.
We’d like to wish everyone a Happy Earth Month. We’re celebrating with this #TBT to our Offshore Block Party at Block Island Wind Farm, which houses #GE Haliade #turbines. Renewable #energy sites like this can #power 17,000 homes, harnessing the natural resource of wind to generate efficient energy. Photo by @seenewphoto
Pictured here is the mighty GE9x, the world’s largest jet #engine. Its front fan spans 11 feet in diameter, a world record. At our facility in Peebles, OH, jet engines like these go through a kind of boot camp for engines to ensure that they meet the quality standards of #GE#technology. Photo by @seenewphoto#avgeek
Did you know #GE Aviation’s CF34 #engine is celebrating 25 years of operation in 2017? In 1992, this engine helped launch a new era in regional jet aviation. More than 134 million flight hours and 108 million flight cycles later, it continues set the standard for performance, durability and world-class reliability. Photo by @geaviation
An up-close view of the #GE Haliade #turbine. This massive structure sits 330 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Each blade is 240 feet long, weighing 27 tons a piece, and supported by a 400-ton nacelle. As large as a school bus, the nacelle houses the turbine’s power-generating components. Photo by @seenewphoto
Get up close and personal with the underbelly of the #GE Tier 4 Evolution Series #locomotive. On track at the #Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, Colorado, the Tier 4 weighs in at 74.5 feet long and 213 tons. It's strong enough to pull 130 rail cars and—thanks to Industrial Internet #technology—smart enough to monitor performance at 150,000 data points per minute. Photo by @seenewphoto#railfan