Gamesa's new low-wind 2-MW turbine features 55.5m blades

Gamesa's G114-2.0 MW Class IIIA turbine features rotor diameter options up to 114m for low-wind sites in India, China, Brazil, Europe and the U.S.

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Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa (Zamudio, Vizcaya, Spain) has launched a new wind turbine, the G114-2.0 MW Class IIIA, designed to achieve maximum returns from low-wind sites.
The unit, with a capacity of 2.0 MW, features a maximum rotor diameter of 114m/374-ft with a swept area of 10,207m2/109,867 ft2, plus a 20 percent increase in annual energy output compared with the G97-2.0 MW turbine.

The new blade, spanning 55.5m/182 ft with aerodynamic features developed using state-of-the-art technologies, also enables maximum energy production with reduced noise output levels. The machine offers a range of tower height options, from 93m to 140m (305 to 459 ft) or higher.

The combination of a turbine with unit capacity of 2.0 MW and a selection of five different rotors (80m, 87m, 90m, 97m and 114m in diameter) is said to make it ideal for any type of site, with availability levels exceeding 98 percent. Target markets include India, China provinces closed to large consumption areas (Beijing and Shanghai), Brazil and low-wind sites in Europe and the United States.

Gamesa will begin manufacturing initial prototypes of the G114-2.0 MW in the third quarter of 2013, with the first turbines supply to begin at the end of the same year. From 2014, the company will start manufacturing market-ready series in all of the regions in which it has a manufacturing presence.