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It's an #aviation week! Here's a shot from our latest #GE Aviation video featuring the #Thrush 510G crop duster, powered by our H80 turboprop #engine. Check out the full video at YouTube.com/GE! #avgeek #cropduster #technology #nofilter

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If you missed any of #DRONEWEEK, or just want to revisit the adventure, swipe through to see everywhere we explored last week. For a more in-depth look at our latest #renewableenergy technology and the impact it’s making around the world, head to the link in our bio.

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This week, we traveled around the globe to explore advanced #energy #technology with drones. The last stop of #DRONEWEEK takes us hovering over San Diego, where the streetlights are data-gathering LED machines that use 60% less energy. Swipe through to revisit each stop on our adventure, and head to our Instagram Story for more.

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A #DRONEWEEK view of Lombok, Indonesia, where some of our mobile TM2500 #gasturbines live. Derived from our CF6 aircraft engine, the TM2500 is like a #jetengine on wheels. It takes only 11 days to install and operate and 10 minutes to reach full power. Twenty TM2500's can deliver 500MW to nearly 4 million homes in Indonesia, creating a microgrid that brings reliable power to a country made up of thousands of islands.

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#DRONEWEEK continues in Linthal, Switzerland. Here, a drone overlooks the Limmern Pumped-Storage
#hydroelectric plant. Powered by four of our pumped hydro turbines, the plant generates energy by capturing 23 billion gallons of flowing water. It can also store excess energy from solar and wind power to pump the water 2,300 feet back up the mountain. This process creates a supply of potential energy, almost like a battery, able to generate 1,000MW of energy in just minutes. Swipe through to see more.
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Next stop on our #DRONEWEEK tour: the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. Dubai has an average of 300 sunny days a year. That makes it an ideal place to capture #solarenergy. We’re providing a critical piece of the puzzle—the inverter. Inverters convert the direct-current electricity produced by the solar panels into alternating current that can then generate up to 5,000MW of power. When this solar park is completed in 2030 it will be the largest installation of its kind in the region, providing enough power for 250,000 homes in Dubai. Swipe through for an insider’s look. Photos by @dirka

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Welcome to #DRONEWEEK 2017. Our first stop is British Columbia, Canada, home to @PatternEnergy’s Meikle Wind Project. With 61 #GE wind turbines, Meikle generates enough #renewableenergy to power up to 54,000 Canadian homes. Two different models of our turbines—the 2.5MW and the 3.2MW—are strategically placed throughout the farm to capture wind power as efficiently as possible. Swipe through to explore our turbines from the eye of a drone.

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We’d like to wish everyone a Happy #ManufacturingDay! Pictured here, a worker finishes the rotor of a Francis
#waterturbine. Named after its inventor, James Francis, this turbine is the most common water turbine today, capable of generating as much as 800MW. #FunFact: we’ve installed one of the largest Francis turbines ever made, weighing over 450 tons.
Photo by @ge__power
DRONEWEEK 2017 is coming soon! Tune in next week for a sky-high view of #engineering feats in #energy technology around the world. Head to our Instagram Story for a behind-the-scenes look at where we’re going. #GE #DRONEWEEK
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Next week, we’re revealing never-before-seen footage of what it takes to power our world during this year’s #DRONEWEEK. We’re flying drones around the world to give you an up-close look at our latest #renewableenergy technology. At GE, drones and robotics play an essential to protect our employees from performing dull, dirty and dangerous tasks. Throughout DRONEWEEK, drones will also help us give you a special glimpse of the technology transforming energy into a more affordable, reliable and sustainable ecosystem. Head to our Instagram Story for a sneak peek and be sure follow along on our YouTube page starting Monday, October 9th.
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This virtual model of one of our turbines is what we call a #digital twin. It helps us see the entire lifespan of the turbine—from insights on past and present performance to predicting future performance and maintenance needs. How? The physical turbine is outfitted with sensors connected to the Industrial Internet through our Predix software. Predix allows us to build and run digital twins to capture data insights in real-time. Real-time insights means real-time solutions.
Advanced plasma atomization is a process that turns titanium wire into super fine spherical grains. When the wire enters the inner chamber at the tip of vessel, three plasma jets instantly atomize it at 3,000 degrees Celsius. The resulting metal powder can then be used in #3Dprinters to fuse together parts for jet engines and gas turbines. Swipe through for a peak at the process. Learn more at the link in our bio. Photos by: Alex Schroff for GE Reports
Did you know one 12-cylinder Evolution Series #locomotive can pull the equivalent of 170 Boeing 747 jetliners? That’s some serious power. #MachineCrushMonday #railfan
Meet our newest and largest onshore #windturbine, the 4.8-158. Its rotor alone spans the length of more than one-and-a-half American football fields, and each blade is as long as the entire wingspan of a Boeing 747-8. The turbine’s size is just one of the reasons it’s capable of producing enough energy to power the equivalent of 5,000 European homes. Learn more about what makes the 4.8-158 so special at the link in our bio. #renewablenergy #engineering #innovation
Photo by @ge_renewableenergy
#WednesdayWisdom from our #WCW, Cherise John: “I realize I’m not limited by what people think I can and can’t do because I believe in myself. The sky isn’t my limit, only my imagination.” Head to our Instagram Story for more stories of inspiring women in STEM. Cherise, pictured in the middle, is a member of our Thermal System Design team at #GE Aviation in Evendale, OH. Photo by
@seenewphoto
James + Digital Blade Tip Grinder = a precision #powercouple. James uses a crane to load a CFMLEAP engine core into the grinder, then carefully monitors the grinder as it performs the #cuttingedge dry grinding process. Together they grind the blade tips for #CFMLEAP engines to a tolerance of a thousandth of an inch, which is roughly the thickness of a human hair. So you could say this couple is revolutionizing how jet engines are made, hair by hair. Swipe to see more of these two doing their thing, and check out our Instagram Story for a behind-the-scenes look at #GE #Aviation in Lafayette, IN. #MachineCrushMonday #PowerCouples #Precision #TheGrind Photos by @ilitchpeters
Assembling one of our wind turbines is similar to solving a puzzle—all the pieces connect in a certain way to ensure the turbine can produce #energy efficiently and withstand harsh weather conditions. Swipe through to see a GE employee prepare the rotor for assembly. Photos by @geturkiye
We put #windturbine blades through a number of tests to make sure they last as long as possible in even the most punishing weather. Here, #GE In the Wild host Alie Ward experiences 300 KPH of wind in the wind tunnel. Watch the full episode at the link in our bio to learn more. #renewableenergy
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Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Vincent LaForet captures our Evolution Series Tier 4 #locomotive from a helicopter 7,200 feet in the air. Swipe through to see the Tier 4 as it rides along the Transit Test Track. Photos by @vincentlaforet #TBT #railfan
What’s it like to stare down our powerful Tier 4 #locomotive? Here, photographer @vicentecamacho_ captures @seenewphoto at the Transportation Technology Center, where the locomotives simulate heavy haul and intermodal service. #railfan #transportation
An inside look at the factory floor of our MR magnet manufacturing facility in Florence, SC. These magnets superconduct with the help of liquid helium, which keeps them at a frigid temperature of 452 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. Photo by
@seenewphoto