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Gamesa has commissioned its first 60Hz G114-2.0 MW wind turbine prototype in the U.S. The installation of the prototype was completed mid-March at the Reese Technology Center in Lubbock, Texas, triggering the start of the process of validating and certifying the new turbine. Gamesa says it expects to obtain type certification by year-end.

Earlier this year, Gamesa installed its 50Hz model G114-2.0MW prototype in Spain, and that turbine is now generating power.

Gamesa says its G114-2.0 MW features low power density and is designed for medium and low wind speed sites. With a rotor spanning 114 meters, the turbine’s swept area is 38% greater than that of the G97-2.0 MW and produces 20% more energy a year, the company adds.

To date, Gamesa says it has secured contracts and framework agreements for its G114-2.0 MW turbine totaling 504 MW. In the U.S., the company has a framework agreement with EDP Renewables for the supply of up to 450 MW through 2016, the largest contract for Gamesa's G114-2.0 MW turbine to date. In Europe, the company has a contract with Eolus Vind for the supply of four of its G114-2.0 MW turbines in Sweden.




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