Two New Turbines Join GE’s 3 MW Onshore Wind Portfolio

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2016 No Comments

Through its renewable energy business, GE has introduced two up-rated versions of its 3 MW onshore wind platform: the 3.6-137 and 3.8-130 models.

The wind turbines, available at hub heights of 85, 110, 131.4 and 164.5 meters, are compatible with GE’s Digital Wind Farm ecosystem.

According to the company, the 3.6-137 can provide up to 28% higher output than that of GE’s 2.75-120 model, while the 3.8-130 can yield up to 30% higher output than that of GE’s 3.2-103 model.

GE’s 3 MW turbines are configurable to meet IEC class IIIA, IIB and IIIB wind conditions.

“The addition of the 3.6 and 3.8 MW machines to our 3 MW platform offers our customers in Europe even more flexible and customizable solutions,” said Anne McEntee, president and CEO of GE’s onshore wind business. “We continue to invest in technology development designed specifically for the unique wind conditions and land constraints of the region.”

The turbines also feature a new suite of software applications for GE’s Digital Wind Farm solution, designed and developed to enhance annual energy production and improve wind farm profitability. The applications are built on the Predix software platform, which includes specialized cyber security protection for operational technology, says GE.

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