GE’s first 2.75-103 wind turbine recently was commissioned at the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands wind farm in Wieringermeer. The turbine sports electrical uprates and GE’s 50.2 meter proprietary blade design that offers an annual energy production increase of more than 9% at 7.5 m/s over the 2.5-100 machine. Minor electrical changes also allow the up-rating, says the company.
GE’s 2.75-103 uses GE’s 50.2-m blade on a 103-m rotor offers the latest enhancements in aerodynamics and reduced acoustic emissions. The turbine is optimized for IEC* Sb and DIBT WZ2 standards. It is available for 50 and 60 Hz applications with 75, 85 and 98-meter hub heights.
The company’s 2.5 MW series turbine—available globally—is built on the performance, availability, and reliability of the 1.5-MW series platform. Efficient at low wind speeds and suitable for a wide variety of wind sites, this turbine model is being used at the world’s largest projects: CEZ Romania’s Fantanele, which together with Cogealac wind farm will make up Europe’s largest onshore project; and Caithness Energy’s Shepherds Flats wind project, which is under construction in Oregon in the United States.
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