GE has announced its 2.85-103 wind turbine for Japan. With 2.85 MW in rated power and a 103-meter rotor diameter, the wind turbine is specifically engineered for Japanese environmental conditions and is able to withstand higher turbulence, typhoon-class wind speeds and lightning beyond the current IEC standard, according to GE.
Company spokesperson Lindsay Theile says there has been an industry revival for Japan, driven by the feed-in tariff introduced in 2012. ‘We always go where our customers go (which is traditionally based on energy demand, policy support and favorable wind economics for our customers),’ she explains. ‘Now is a great time for our customers to develop new wind projects, and our new turbine has been specifically designed to Japan country requirements.’
According to GE, the 2.85-103 for Japan includes the Japanese requirements for lightning protection across all Japan regions and complies with Japan Electric Utility Industry Law and Japanese construction and building codes.