Goldwind Americas, a subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. has launched the GW121, the company’s latest turbine on the 2.5 MW Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) product platform.
The GW121 is equipped with a 121-meter rotor, designed to maximize annual energy production at low wind sites, while maintaining Goldwind’s reliability and world-class availability standards. The GW121’s high load tolerance capabilities and full-power conversion allows for optimized site suitability and efficient grid interconnection.
“Class III wind sites represent a dominant and continuously growing market segment,” said Vikaas Rao-Aourpally, Director of Sales for Goldwind Americas. “The introduction of the GW121 will allow our customers to maximize project economics in low wind conditions while benefiting from the reliability of the 2.5 MW PMDD platform that has over 1,000 MW in operation.”
“Goldwind is dedicated to the continuous innovation of its product offerings,” said Thomas Nemila, who heads the technical and solutions development team for Goldwind Americas. “Our team in the Americas analyzes the needs of our customers and helps develop efficient energy solutions to meet those needs.”
With nearly 25,000 MW installed or contracted, Goldwind is a global leader in the deployment of PMDD wind turbines. The Goldwind portfolio of PMDD wind turbines are designed to achieve high-power generating efficiency, superior power quality, and grid-code compliance, significantly reducing maintenance and total operating expenditures.
Unlike a gearbox-driven wind turbine, the PMDD wind turbine (combined with the patented belt-drive pitch system) reduces the total number of rotating parts. Resultant sources of expensive failures are avoided, which might otherwise require crane mobilization to correct. Overall, the Goldwind design dramatically improves the cost of energy over the lifetime of a project.
Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Goldwind)
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