in News Departments > Products & Technologies
print the content item

Germany-based Nordex has completed installation of a N90/2500 turbine in Hewitt, Minn. - the first turbine of this type to be installed in North America, according to the company. The operator, Wing River Wind LCC, will transmit the turbine's annual yield of 8.828 MWh of electricity into the electric grid owned by Minnesota Power.

Following the installation of this initial turbine, Nordex plans to install 21 additional turbines in Minnesota - resulting in a total installed capacity of 55 MW. This company expects these additional turbines to be operational by 2009.

The N90/2500 turbine, which has a rotor diameter of 90 meters, is equipped with numerous advanced features, Nordex says. Two automatic controls - torque control and pitch control - are designed to improve the turbine's control dynamics and optimize power production. The turbine also includes safety features such as ice sensors and an automatic fire-extinguishing system.



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.


Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
UnitedEquip_id1995
Future Energy_id2008