GE introduces new wind turbine

GE announced the 2.5-120 wind turbine, which is capable of a 25 percent increase in efficiency and a 15 percent increase in power output compared to GE's current model

Jan 31st, 2013

GE announced the 2.5-120 wind turbine, which is capable of a 25 percent increase in efficiency and a 15 percent increase in power output compared to GE's current model.

The turbine's advanced controls enable its 120-meter rotor, resulting in increased energy capture and greater power output in low-wind areas. The taller tower, which has a maximum hub height of 139 meters, makes it ideal for heavily forested regions in places like Europe and Canada.

This advanced technology drives higher wind farm output than GE's current offerings, improves services productivity and creates new revenue streams for customers.

Over the past year, GE has successfully demonstrated the integration of wind power and energy storage at its facility in California, delivering predictable power to the grid. The first prototype of the 2.5-120 will be installed in the Netherlands next month.

The 2.5-120 also minimizes sound emissions to meet the strictest noise requirements through advanced controls technology. In addition, the new wind turbine is optimized for IEC Wind Class III and DIBT WZ2 standards. The 2.5-120 is available for 50 and 60 Hz applications.

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