GE Energy says its most advanced wind turbine, the 2.5xl, is now available with a Cold Weather Extreme (CWE) package. It ensures that the wind turbine operates in temperatures as low as -30C, and in survival mode without operation, at temperatures as low as -40C. The CWE package is important for wind turbines that operate in Canada where cold temperatures are common. Earlier this year, GE announced that the 2.5xl, already available in Europe and Asia, will be launched in North America in 2010. The CWE package originally was developed for the company’s 1.5-MW turbine and has been adapted for the 2.5xl.
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