The REpower 5M takes company technology to a larger dimension. With a rated power of 5 MW and a rotor diameter of 126 m, the 5M is one of the largest and most powerful wind turbines in the world. The unit, says REpower, Portland, Oreg., sets new standards for the economic viability of windfarms, especially in offshore installations. Windfarms with turbines of this output power are similar to conventional power plants. This in turn puts high demands on the control and regulation system because it is essential to optimize integration into the power grid. REpower says the 5M shows how compatibility with the grid can be improved. The company says its modular structure and logistical flexibility makes the 5M suitable for onshore and offshore installations. The offshore version withstands extreme environmental conditions thanks to redundancy of key components, effective protection against corrosion, and a permanent monitoring system.
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