REpower Developing New Version Of MM100 Wind Turbine

REpower Systems SE says it plans to introduce a 50 Hz version of its new MM100 wind turbine.

With a rated capacity of 2 MW, a 100-meter tower and a rotor diameter of 100 meters, the turbine was specially developed for low-wind locations, REpower explains. A prototype of the MM100 50 Hz wind turbine will be constructed in mid-2012, and the serial launch is planned for 2013.

‘We are currently experiencing great demand for large-rotor turbines – not only in Germany, but also in Italy and France, where there are still a lot of low-wind locations with great potential,’ says Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems. "In Italy, for example, building permission has been granted for numerous 2 MW turbines with a maximum 100-meter rotor diameter. Our new turbine will ensure an optimum energy yield for customers at such locations.’

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