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GE Renewable Energy has been selected to supply equipment for the first commercial integrated solar-wind hybrid power generation project in the USA.

The 4.6MW community based project in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, developed by Juhl Energy, will use two 2.3-116 wind turbines from GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind business supported by 1MW of solar power conversion equipment provided by GE’s Current business. The project will use GE’s Wind Integrated Solar Energy (WiSE) technology platform to integrate the solar panels through the wind turbine’s converter directly so both wind and solar share all the same balance of plant. The project is expected to enter commercial operation in August, 2017.

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