GE revealed its 2.75-120 wind turbine, a smarter, more powerful turbine at the European Wind Energy Association’s annual conference. The 2.75-120 wind turbine provides 5% more annual energy production than GE’s 2.5-120 model and is available with various tower technologies, ranging between 85-139 meters, and optional energy storage.
“As we accelerate our platform’s growth in Europe, we will continue to invest in technology such as the 2.75-120’s flexible tower and other energy storage options, making GE’s wind turbines more customizable for developers and operators,” said Cliff Harris, general manager of GE’s renewable energy business in Europe.
The 2.75-120 is part of “GE ecomagination”—the company’s commitment which introduced in February to technology solutions that save money and reduce environmental impact for customers. The turbine is available on a steel, hybrid or space frame tower, helping to tailor the turbine for unique site conditions and bring wind power to new places across the continent. The range of tower height spans 85-139 meters tall.
Short-term or long-term energy storage is available with the 2.75-120, making wind power more predictable, flexible and fast responding through battery software applications. Short-term storage is integrated at the turbine level and long-term storage is centralized for the wind farm. These options further customize GE’s offering based on-site or operator needs. There are already 44 2.75-120 being supplied to eight new German wind farms.