Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has launched the new SG 2.7-129 wind turbine, designed to address the diverse wind conditions in the U.S. By optimizing turbine technology to deliver a higher capacity factor at a lower cost of energy, the turbine delivers sustainable value for the full lifecycle of the project.
“With an increase of more than 8% in annual energy production compared to its predecessor, this turbine will deliver greater returns and is another important step in reducing the levelized cost of energy,” says José Antonio Miranda, Onshore Americas CEO, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “This product is also unique in that it was co-designed to include best practices from both former companies, making it a best-in-class wind turbine for the U.S.”
The SG 2.7-129 was developed with a goal of increasing energy production for sites with medium to low-wind conditions. It features modularized components for increased flexibility and reliability. It also employs advanced technology with a 129-m rotor that boasts an increased swept area of 16% — compared to its predecessor, the SG 2.6-120.
Additionally, the SG 2.7-129 features a new drivetrain that has been optimized to deliver maximum energy capture. The product design incorporates several added safety and operational benefits related to the service and maintenance of the turbines, including increased accessibility of key components and access to the weather station from inside the nacelle.
Production of the SG 2.7-129 is targeted to commence in the U.S. in early 2019.
The SG 2.7-129 is the latest addition to the Siemens Gamesa 2.X product platform. Combined with the SG 3.4-132 and the SG 4.2-145 wind turbines, these products can address all of the diverse needs of the U.S. market.
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