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Enercon GmbH, based in AurichLower SaxonyGermany, is the fourth-largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world and has been the market leader in Germany since the mid-nineties.[1] Enercon has production facilities in Germany (Aurich, Emden and Magdeburg), SwedenBrazilIndiaCanadaTurkey and Portugal. In June 2010, Enercon announced that they would be setting up Irish headquarters in Tralee.[2]

As of July 2011, Enercon had installed more than 20,000 wind turbines, with a power generating capacity exceeding 28 GW.[3] The most-often installed model is the E-40, which pioneered the gearbox-less design in 1993.[4] As of July 2011, Enercon has a market share of 7.2% world-wide (fifth-highest) and 59.2% in Germany.[4]

Enercon currently supplies wind turbines to the British electricity company Ecotricity, including one billed as the UK's most visible turbine, an E-70 at Green Park Business Park.[5][6]

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