Vestas and GE settle suit

The Danish wind turbine manufacturer has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to its US competitor, ending a drawn-out patent dispute.

Photo: Frank Boutrup Schmidt/Vestas

Did Vestas infringe upon General Electric's patent 7,629,705 and both illegitimately and continuously utilize the US conglomerate's Zero-Voltage Ride Through system (ZVRT) for grid connections for one or several V90-3.0 MW machines installed at Terra-Gen Power's wind farm Alta IX? Those and similar other questions will now not be put before a jury in court.

A relatively complicated multi-patent dispute between Vestas and GE is now settled after a two-year legal spat. The two parties have entered a settlement entailing that the Danish company pays a confidential settlement to its US rival, informs Vestas in a statement, and GE says it is satisfied with the accord.

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