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Gamesa debuts 2.5MW turbine at AWEA

UNITED STATES: Gamesa has unveiled its G114 2.5MW turbine at the AWEA Windpower conference in Chicago.

The new machine is based on the G97 2MW turbine
The new machine is based on the G97 2MW turbine

The turbine, part of Gamesa's aim to target the low-medium (class II) wind sector, is based on the company's existing 2MW platform. It will be commercially available in 2014.

According to Gamesa, the turbine produces 29% more electricity than the G97. The cost of energy is also 10% cheaper.

It said the G114 uses a new generator, but also shared components with the G114 2MW turbine, which was launched last year.

Next year Gamesa is set to test a new 2.5MW platform. In October 2012, the company said the 2.5MW platform, and the 5.5MW onshore/offshore turbine, will come out in Q2 2014 and Q4 2014 respectively.

The 2.5-3MW low-medium class is one of the most competitive categories in the wind sector, with GE, Vestas, Nordex and Enercon announcing new products recently.

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