GE will supply energy developer IÇDAS with 19 GE 3.2-103 wind turbines for the BIGA RES wind farm, located near the town of Canakkale in northwestern Turkey.
The 60-MW wind farm will feature GE’s most powerful wind turbine—the 3.2-103—and will be the first units of this type installed anywhere in the world.
The BIGA RES wind farm will contribute to the Turkish government’s goals of reaching 20 GW of wind energy and 30% of primary energy supplied from renewable sources by the year 2023. According to the Turkish Wind Association, the country had 3,424 MW of wind energy capacity installed as of the first half of 2014.
With an 85-m hub height designed to harness Turkey’s medium to strong wind conditions with low shear, GE’s 3.2-103 can provide strong power while being able to meet tip height requirements found frequently across Europe.
The 3.2-103 uses the power of the Industrial Internet to help manage the variability of wind for smooth, predictable power. By analyzing tens of thousands of data points every second, the 3.2-103 can wield advanced forecasting algorithms while communicating seamlessly with neighboring turbines, service technicians and operators.
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