in News Departments > Products & Technologies
print the content item

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.




Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Sen. Grassley Makes Another Legislative Push For Wind PTC Extension

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, a long-time wind power advocate, recently made an effort to bring attention to the importance of a production tax credit extension.


Alberta Breaks Wind Power Record, Then Does It Again

Last week, the Alberta Electric System Operator recorded new wind production peaks in the Canadian province - highlighting how well the grid integrated the renewable energy.


Federal Appeals Court Finds Obama's Wind Farm Decision Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. government violated the constitutional rights of Chinese-owned Ralls Corp. when ordering the divestment of four Oregon wind farms.


Renewables Make Up Over 50% Of New U.S. Power In First Half Of 2014

According to a recent government report, renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, continue to dominate new electric generating capacity.


Suzlon Facility Lends Key Assist In Developing 'The Wind Technicians Of Tomorrow'

The turbine manufacturer’s Elgin, Ill.-based training facility is the culmination of a program that puts a new twist on a proven method of instruction.

Canwea_id1984
Navigant_id1983
Renewable NRG_id1934