REpower Systems AG will present its new MM100 wind turbine at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) Annual Conference and Exhibition, which takes place from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3 in Montreal.
The turbine has been developed for the North American wind market and will be available in a 60 Hz version with an 80-meter tower and rated power of 1.8 MW. The MM100 is intended for use particularly in regions with low wind speeds, where it can increase the energy output because of its enlarged rotor, which is 100 meters in diameter, according to the company. The first pilot turbines are set to be installed at the end of 2011. Series production of the MM100 is scheduled for mid-2012.
New LM 48.9P Evolution rotor blades, developed jointly by LM Glasfiber and REpower, are used for the MM100. The new turbines are also optimized in terms of their grid properties in comparison with the other models in the series, according to the company.
SOURCE: REpower Systems AG