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  • GE’s LV5 1,500-Volt Inverter – © GE

GE Installs First Unit of 1,500-Volt Solar Inverter in Japan

Renewable energy is reshaping the energy landscape in Japan. At the time of a shrinking feed-in-tariff, Japanese energy companies are concentrated on improving their technology to enable more cost-effective solar energy. Following the partnership commenced last year to bring the latest 1,500-volt solar inverter technology to the Japanese solar market, GE (NYSE: GE) has installed the first unit of two in Looop Co., Ltd.’s (Looop) solar [...]

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Powerships: Floating Power Plants with Added Values

The sea presents an opportunity for many. Communities around the world rely on it as a source of food and income, but now it presents another opportunity: power. Here’s the idea: a floating power plant built on a ship that can travel to anywhere in the world and provide power to onshore communities where it is needed. When you consider that more than 1 billion people around the world [...]

  • Renewables Manufacturing – GE’s Power Conversion Nancy Factory. © GE

Renewables Manufacturing: Reshoring is Making Waves

Production is coming back to Europe. Having once looked to cut costs by moving operations to emerging nations with lower labor rates, many manufacturing businesses are now returning to the region. A combination of rising labor costs around the globe, the inherent difficulties of overseeing production across geographies and the increased cost and time of getting goods to Western markets has seen a string of [...]

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Ideal for Smaller Vessels: Sealyte Vessel Control System

Understanding customers’ challenges and unique requirements, GE’s Marine Solutions brings the latest technology in vessel control and dynamic positioning (DP) systems, SeaLyte*, comprising two standalone products: the SeaLyte Vessel Control System (VCS) and SeaLyte DP. The new solution complements GE’s bespoke SeaStream* solutions, providing a structured and standardized package to better serve customers with smaller vessels for offshore support and merchant markets. Marine companies are facing increased cost pressure to get [...]

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Digital Technologies Turning around Marine Prospects in Uncertain Waters

The start of every year calls for time to reflect on the last. The offshore and marine industry can look back on 2016 as one of the most bruising in recent memory. The downturn has been tough and drawn out, with increased divestment, more stringent environmental regulations and a prolonged shipbuilding cycle that has resulted in overcapacity.

  • Test systems: Bringing the Next Generation of Technology to Life

R&D: Test systems – crucial to innovation

Testing is crucial to innovation. While many new ideas are born every single day, not all can successfully make their way into the field. Key to understanding which ideas are economically viable is R&D test systems, and never has this been more crucial than in the manufacturing industry. Through using the test system, manufacturers can tailor products to specific performance requirements before installation and commissioning, helping to enhance performance in [...]

  • The Future of Electrification

The Future of Electrification

By Richard Zhang, technology executive, GE’s Power Conversion We are living in a dynamic global power environment. We all need the same thing – affordable, sustainable, reliable power, and the demand is growing. While the power sector is leading the way towards a decarbonized energy system, electricity gains ground in many sectors and will make up about 25 percent of final energy consumption by 2040, as [...]

  • Innovation: Creating the Perfect Hue for a Bright Energy Future

Innovation: Creating the Perfect Hue for a Bright Energy Future

Red, yellow and blue are the three primary colors. They are the building blocks for every other color. Individually, each is bold and bright, but by combing all three, we can create so much more. The same principle, interestingly, could be applied in the industrial space as well. Today, there are three key trends that resonate across the industry ecosystem – innovation, collaboration and the embracement [...]

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