Vestas usurped from first place in the US

Siemens Gamesa is knocked completely off the medalist podium measured in terms of installed capacity in the largest western market, where Nordex has overtaken third place.

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Vestas has not succeeded in maintaining its leading position for the third consecutive year. After having been the largest wind turbine manufacturer measured in installed capacity in both 2016 and 2017, General Electric (GE) reclaimed the throne last year by installing 3.01 GW in the US market. That corresponds to roughly 40 percent of the total 7,588 MW of installed onshore wind capacity, while Vestas' 2.88 GW amounts to a 38 percent share, show figures from American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

Vestas and GE have dueled for US supremacy in recent years. In 2017, the two were in such tight competition that analysts arrived a varying conclusions as to which party had installed most capacity.

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