Gamesa has launched the G132-3.3 MW turbine, designed especially for medium wind speeds – the first turbine model from its new 3.3 MW platform.
According to Gamesa, the new platform builds on the technology in the company's 2.0 MW and 2.5 MW platforms and leverages the same mechanical and electrical systems as earlier iterations. Gamesa says the turbine's blade – made from fiberglass and stretching 64.5 meters – features aerodynamic edges, which increase annual output while minimizing noise emissions. The new turbine also comes in four different tower heights, which range from 84 meters to 134 meters.
As a result of this combination of technologies, the G132-3.3 MW delivers 50% and 30% more energy than the G114-2.0 MW and G114-2.5 MW, respectively.
The first G132-3.3 MW prototype will be installed in mid 2016, while serial production is scheduled to begin during the first quarter of 2017. The company expects to secure type certification by the end of 2016.