GE recently introduced its 2.85-103 wind turbine for Japan with 2.85MW rated power and 103m rotor diameter, generating high power output for constrained areas. The wind turbine is specifically engineered for Japanese environmental conditions and is able to withstand higher turbulence, typhoon class wind speeds, and lightning beyond the current IEC standard.
One hundred 2.85-103 wind turbines have the ability to generate the equivalent power needs of approximately 200,000 average homes in Japan. The 2.85-103 for Japan includes the Japanese requirements for lightning protection across all Japan regions and complies with Japan Electric Utility Industry Law and Japanese construction and building codes.
The orders for the new turbine comes as Japan continues its mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3.8 percent from 2005 to 2020. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the country’s renewable energy sector, including large hydro, contributed 9.3 percent of all electricity generated in the year ending March 2013.
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