Salzbergen, Germany, October 11, 2010 — GE’s multi-megawatt wind turbine technology has entered commercial service in Poland and is helping the country meet its renewable energy requirements, GE announced at the official opening of the Nekla windpark.
With Poland‘s high wind power potential and large agricultural areas, wind technology will play a key role to help the country meet its target to have 15 percent of its total energy supplied by renewable resources by the year 2020.
Marking the debut of GE‘s 2.5-100 technology in Poland, the Nekla project is owned by the Polish affiliate company of E.ON Climate and Renewables and consists of 21 wind turbines installed at seven sites in the Wielkopolska Region. All wind turbines have been successfully installed, commissioned and connected to the grid.
With a rotor diameter of 100 meters, the 2.5-100 provides customers with increased annual energy production while maintaining efficiency, reliability and grid connection capabilities.
Nearly 200 of GE’s 2.5-100 onshore wind turbines have been shipped, primarily for projects in European countries including Romania, France, Holland, Turkey, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Italy and have compiled more than 1 million operating hours.