Gamesa recently unveiled its new 2.5-MW wind turbine, especially designed for less windy conditions. The new turbine combines a longer rotor (126 meters in diameter), a nominal capacity of 2.5 MW, and a range of tower heights to choose from 84, 102, and 129 meters.
Because of its extremely low power density, an outstanding capacity factor, and a lower cost of energy, this turbine will boost energy production with respect to the G114-2.0 MW by up to 25%. It also has customizable features depending on the site conditions.
“By launching the G126-2.5 MW, we are offering our customers one of the most competitive products in the 2 MW – 3 MW segment for low wind speeds”, explains Juan Diego Díaz, Gamesa’s Director of Marketing.
Underpinned by technology that has been proven and validated in Gamesa’s 2.0 to 2.5-MW platform, the G126-2.5 MW is fitted with the same electric system as the rest of the company’s 2.5 MW products (including the Gamesa G106-2.5 MW and Gamesa G114-2.5 MW).
In addition, the 62-m long blades are equipped with technology already validated in the G114’s 56-m blades. The first prototype will be installed during the third quarter of 2016, and its serial production is due to begin by 2017.
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