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DeWind, a subsidiary of Irvine, Calif.-based Composite Technology Corp. (CTC), has completed the mechanical commissioning of the 2 MW D8.2 wind turbine, which was sold to Hilltop Power LLC and erected in Pipestone County, Minn.

The company says it will complete electrical commissioning of the wind turbine and synchronization with the grid before the end of the year, after the local power grid connection comes online. Power from the wind turbine is being sold to Xcel Energy on a local distribution line for use by local customers.

"The Hilltop turbine is the first strictly commercial deployment in the U.S. and begins a new era for DeWind," says Benton Wilcoxon, CEO of CTC. "Our previous D8.2 installations in Germany and Argentina have demonstrated excellent ability to synchronize with the local grid and provide clean power with built-in capability for reactive power control to help stabilize the grid."

The D8.2 turbine for Hilltop was assembled in Round Rock, Texas, and incorporates the Voith WinDrive, a hydrodynamic torque converter that allows constant output speed to the synchronous generator with high-voltage output that synchronizes directly with the grid without power electronics.

SOURCE: Composite Technology Corp.



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