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United States: GE unveils low-wind 2.5-120

Published at: Feb 1, 2013
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GE unveils low-wind 2.5-120

GE has introduced the 2.5-120 low wind speed turbine, claiming a 25% increase in efficiency and a 15% increase in power compared with its current model.

The turbine has a 120-metre rotor, increasing energy capture and upping power output in low-wind areas, GE said. A taller tower, which has a maximum hub height of 139 metres, makes it ideal for heavily forested regions in places such as Europe and Canada, the company added.

Vice president for renewable energy Vic Abate said: "Our 2.5-120 is the first wind turbine that utilizes the Industrial Internet to help manage the intermittency of wind, providing smooth, predictable power to the world regardless of what Mother Nature throws its way."

The turbine analyzes tens of thousands of data points every second, he said, integrating energy storage and advanced forecasting algorithms while communicating with neighbouring turbines, service technicians and customers.

The 2.5-120 is optimized for IEC Wind Class 3 and DIBT WZ2 standards and is available for 50Hz and 60Hz applications.

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