A North American manufacturer of wind turbines is introducing its newest members, a family of 2.5-MW wind turbines and more. All of the new models are will have higher annual energy productions (AEP) over the existing 2.5-MW wind turbine. The new machines include:
* GE’s 2.75-100, an uprate of the existing 2.5-100 wind turbine without mechanical component changes and only minor changes to the electrical system. GE’s 2.75-100 machine provides greater AEP in IEC TC II1 environments.
* GE’s 2.75-103, a combination of the 2.75 uprate and the 103-m rotor which uses GE’s 50.2 m proprietary blade design to offers the latest enhancements in aerodynamics, reduced acoustics, and robust performance. The new 2.75-103 wind turbine is optimized for IEC TC III.
GE’s 2.5-MW series, globally available, are in use at two largest projects: CEZ Romania’s Fantanele and Cogealac wind farms, which make up Europe’s largest onshore project, and at Caithness Energy’s Sheperds Flats wind project under construction in Oregon—the largest wind farm ever built in the United States.
These latest additions to the wind-turbine fleet expand GE’s ability to cover a broader range of wind conditions, yield the highest annual energy production in their class, and build upon the success of GE’s 1.5-megawatt machine, the world’s most widely deployed wind turbine with 14,000 units now installed.
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