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Goldwind goes into production with high-altitude 1.5MW turbine

CHINA: Goldwind has gone into mass production with a high-altitude version of its 1.5MW direct-drive turbine.

Goldwind's 1.5MW at Xitieshan, Qinghai province
Goldwind's 1.5MW at Xitieshan, Qinghai province

In April this year, Goldwind installed and connected two 1.5MW high-altitude prototypes at a pilot wind farm in Xitieshan, northwest China’s Qinghai province.

According to Goldwind, the grid-access testing result shows the turbines maintained 98.5% availability.

It said one turbine may generate 2.8 million kwh electricity a year, when wind blows 6.5 meters/second and the air density meets 0.88kg/cubic meters on average annually.

Goldwind produces bespoke high-altitude wind turbines for southwest and northwest Chinese high altitude areas, which have yet to see significant wind energy development.

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