Senvion installs first prototype of new, low-wind turbine
Senvion 3.4M140 EBC Prototyp-Installation in Heckelberg-Brunow,
German wind turbine maker Senvion SA (ETR:SEN) today said it has successfully installed the first prototype of its 3.4M140 turbine model.
The turbine was assembled on a site of developer Notus energy group in the Heckelberg-Brunow municipality in Brandenburg, northeastern Germany.
Senvion presented the 3.4M140 turbine at HUSUM Wind in September 2015 as a model intended for low wind conditions, such as forested and mountainous areas.
Serial production for the Senvion 3.4M140 with hub heights of 110 and 130 meters will start towards the end of this year, the company said in the news release today.
"The Senvion 3.4M140 EBC is one of the quietest turbines on the market and the load-reducing pitch control system ensures a cost-effective design. This development makes a significant reduction to the levelized cost of energy and demonstrates that even inland low-wind locations can be profitable, " Jürgen Geissinger, CEO at Senvion, said.