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GE Energy has introduced a 2.5 MW wind turbine that operates at low-wind-speed sites, yielding a 25% increase in efficiency and a 15% increase in power output compared to its current model.

According to GE, the turbine's controls enable the use of a 120-meter rotor, resulting in increased energy capture and greater power output in low-wind areas. The taller tower, which has a maximum hub height of 139 meters, makes it ideal for heavily forested regions in places such as Europe and Canada.

The 2.5-120 also minimizes sound emissions to meet the strictest noise requirements through advanced controls technology. In addition, the new wind turbine is optimized for IEC Wind Class III and DIBT WZ2 standards. The 2.5-120 is available for 50 and 60 Hz applications.

The first prototype of the 2.5-120 will be installed in the Netherlands next month, the company adds.


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