Enercon said the turbine is a sister model to the E-82 3MW machine, which is designed for medium wind speed conditions.
Speaking to Windpower Monthly in January, Enercon managing director Hans-Dieter Kettwig said the development of the E-101 would be a focus for the company across 2011 and 2012.
The E-101 is fitted with a liquid-cooled generator. Liquid cooling could make the generator overall system more complex, but as a key advantage greatly enhances heat dissipation capacity.
Other features include a hub height of 135 metres and a swept area of 8,012 metres2.