Aug 1, 2014 - US energy-tech firm AMSC (NASDAQ:AMSC) on Thursday unveiled a new 2-MW wind turbine designed for low wind speed regions in Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia
The new machine with a rotor diametre of 113 metres (371 ft) and a swept area of 10,039 sq m (108,100 sq ft) will be most suitable for Germany, part of the USA and the emerging economies in the Middle East, Africa. The turbine will also fit the Indian and Chinese markets, producing almost 20% more power as compared to the AMSC’s 2-MW turbine.
The new machine, available for all climate conditions and various hub heights, is expected to reduce the cost of energy by as much as 12% as compared to the previous AMSC turbine models. "We believe that AMSC's new low wind speed turbine makes it possible to achieve a low cost of energy at the low wind speed sites that were previously inaccessible or not economically compelling,” the company said.
AMSC said it had already received certification from the DEWI-Offshore and Certification Centre (DEWI-OCC) in Germany for the new turbine.
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