Renewable Energy, Wind

GE rolls out new wind turbine with energy storage

General Electric (GE) announced its 2.75-120 wind turbine, a smarter, more powerful turbine. Part of GE’s “brilliant” wind energy platform, the 2.75-120 provides 5 percent more annual energy production than GE’s 2.5-120 model and is available with various tower technologies, ranging between 85-139 meters, and optional energy storage.

The 2.75-120 is available on a steel, hybrid or space frame tower, helping to tailor the wind turbine for site conditions and bring wind power to new places across the continent. The range of tower height spans 85-139 meters tall.

Short-term or long-term energy storage is available with the 2.75-120, making wind power more predictable, flexible and fast responding through battery software applications.

Short-term energy storage is integrated at the turbine level and long-term storage is centralized for the wind farm.

The 2.75-120 follows the success of its predecessor, the 2.5-120, announced in February 2013. Forty-four are being supplied to eight new German wind farms.