Siemens Introduces New Wind Turbine

Posted by NAW Staff on March 20, 2009 No Comments

Siemens Energy has introduced the SWT-2.3-101, which is ideally suited to sites with low to medium wind speeds, according to the company. With a rotor diameter of 101 meters, the new wind turbine is expected to provide more power at lower wind speeds, significantly increasing the return on investment of wind farms. The new SWT-2.3-101 wind turbine is ready for delivery.

Low to medium wind market segments are expected to grow substantially in the future. The low-wind market alone is expected to represent one-third of the total global wind power market in the coming years.

‘We are confident that the new machine will set the industry standard for quality and reliability in low to medium wind markets,’ says Andreas Nauen, CEO of Siemens' wind power business unit. ‘The new wind turbine will open up a range of potential new sites for our customers, as they can now generate higher returns in the increasingly important low-wind market segment.’

The SWT-2.3-101 machine will be equipped with Siemens' new 49-meter rotor blades that are produced using the proprietary IntegralBlade manufacturing process, which casts blades in one piece in a closed process. With a diameter of 101 meters, the rotor of the new SWT-2.3-101 has a swept area of 8,000 square meters.

SOURCE: Siemens AG

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