GE had initially filed a patent dispute in California against Vestas in 2017, over its zero-voltage ride-through technology, which enables wind turbines to manage grid faults.
The settlement includes a globally applicable cross-licence permitting both parties to use the technology covered by such patents, and a confidential payment from Vestas to GE.
It brings a close to their case pending in the US District Court for the Central District of California and all other pending proceedings related to patents-in-suit, the companies added.
GE had claimed Vestas’ V90-3MW, V100-2MW, V112-3MW and V117-3.3MW models installed in 18 projects across eight US states were in breach of the patent.
The dispute later expanded to cover four asserted patents — two owned by GE and two by Vestas.
In 2008, GE also brought a suit against Mitsubish Heavy Industries (MHI) for the same technology, which was eventually settled in 2013.