Gamesa unveils 2.5 MW wind turbine

Gamesa Technology Corp. Inc. launched its G114-2.5 MW turbine at the American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER 2013 conference and exhibition in Chicago.

The new wind turbine, designed for use in Class II winds, inherits and enhances most of the technologies, components and subsystems of Gamesa’s 2 MW turbine platform, which has more than 15,000 MW installed in 28 countries.

The G114-2.5 MW model is capable of 29 percent more energy production than Gamesa’s G97-2.0 MW turbine while lowering the cost of energy 10 percent, according to the company. The new turbine incorporates a new 2.5 MW generator.

The G114-2.5 MW features multiple tower heights – 93 meters and 120 meters with other heights under development – but also features a new 56-meter reinforced blade that is designed specifically for Class II sites.

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