An advanced 2.5-MW series wind turbines has surpassed 2 GW of installed capacity worldwide. By year’s end, more than 2,000 GE wind turbines with 100+ meter rotors will be operating in 15 countries worldwide, including 12 in Europe. Nearly 1,000 of these turbines will be multi-MW 2.5 series machines.
This equipment has been selected for two of the world’s largest wind projects: the 845-MW Shepherds Flat wind farm in Oregon, the first use of the 2.5 technology in the United States; and CEZ Romania’s 600-MW Fantanele wind farm, Europe’s largest onshore wind project.
The 2.5 family is built on GE’s 1.5 wind turbine, the most widely deployed machine in the wind industry with more than 16,500 units installed worldwide, according to the company. “The 2.5 is a proven product, established in Europe and now creating a global footprint,” said Vic Abate, vice president of renewable energy at GE. “It is a valuable part of our technology portfolio, which we are constantly investing in to meet the changing needs of our customers worldwide.”
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