GE Wind Turbine Now Available For Extreme Cold Weather Capabilities


GE Energy's 2.5xl wind turbine is now available with a cold weather extreme (CWE) package. The addition of the CWE package enables the 2.5xl wind turbine to operate in temperatures as low as -30 degrees C, and in survival mode without operation at temperatures as low as -40 degrees C, according to the company.

Earlier this year, GE announced that the 2.5xl, which has been used in Europe and Asia, will be launched in North America in 2010. The CWE package, originally developed for GE's 1.5 MW wind turbine, has been adapted for the 2.5xl.

According to GE, the 2.5xl is designed to yield high annual energy production in its class and can provide more output for projects where land is constrained.


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