Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa (BME:GAM) said Friday it has started up the prototype of its new G114-2.5 MW turbine at the Alaiz research and development facility, northern Spain.
A single G114-2.5 MW unit will be able to provide enough power for 2,250 households and offset 6,075 tonnes of carbon a year. The turbine is designed with a longer blade and increased nominal capacity to maximise efficiency and profitability while reducing the cost of energy in the 2.0-3.0 MW segment. It produces 29% more power than the G97-2.0 MW model, while lowering the cost of energy by 10%.
Type certification is expected in the last quarter of 2015.
Gamesa has already signed orders to deliver six G114-2.5 MW turbines in Sweden, an additional 17.5 MW in Belgium and further 94 units for ScottishPower Renewables.
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