Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, unveiled its new 2.5-MW turbine, specially designed for less windy conditions, at the international trade fair China Wind Power 2015 (Beijing, 14-16 October): the Gamesa G126-2.5 MW, designed to maximise output, efficiency and profitability.
This new turbine combines a longer rotor (126 metres in diameter), nominal capacity of 2.5 MW and a range of tower heights to choose from 84, 102 and 129 metres (among other customisable features depending on site conditions).
“By launching the G126-2.5 MW, we are offering our customers one of the most competitive products in the 2 MW – 3 MW segment for low wind speeds”, explains Juan Diego Díaz, Gamesa’s Director of Marketing.
Thanks to its extremely low power density, an outstanding capacity factor and a lower cost of energy, this turbine will boost energy production with respect to the G114-2.0 MW by up to 25%.
Underpinned by technology which has been exhaustively proven and validated in Gamesa’s 2.0-2.5 MW platform, with installation of over 20,000 MW in 34 countries worldwide to its name, the G126-2.5 MW is fitted with the same electric system as the rest of the company’s 2.5 MW products (the Gamesa G106-2.5 MW and Gamesa G114-2.5 MW). In addition, the blades, 62 metres long, are equipped with the technology already validated in the G114’s 56-metre blades. The first prototype will be installed during the third quarter of 2016 and its serial production is due to begin by 2017.
With this new model, Gamesa’s 2.0-2.5 MW platform cements its position as one of the most versatile platforms in the market: seven choices of rotor (80, 87, 90, 97, 106, 114 and 126 metres), tower heights ranging from 55 to 129 metres and customisable options which enable installation in the most complex sites.