Gamesa reports that its G10X-4.5 MW wind turbine – installed by Gamesa near Alaiz, Navarra, Spain, on March 11 – set a new record for energy output by a wind turbine in Spain. According to the company, the turbine generated electricity for 23.34 equivalent hours at a nominal capacity (98.26% of the day) for a total of 104.6 MWh.
The turbine's performance broke the previous record of 98.5 MWh, which was set by the same machine on Jan. 22, Gamesa says. The Alaiz machine is the second G10X-4.5 MW prototype Gamesa has erected in Spain, with the aim of achieving the highest possible levels of availability, energy efficiency and network codes for this turbine system.
Gamesa says the G10X-4.5 MW wind turbine is lightweight, despite its size – it features a 120-meter tower and blades longer than 62.4 meters.