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Gamesa reveals new 2.5MW model

SPAIN: Gamesa is to reveal a new version of its 2.5MW turbine, with a smaller rotor suited to higher wind sites.

The 2.5MW platform is based on Gamesa's existing 2MW turbines
The 2.5MW platform is based on Gamesa's existing 2MW turbines

The Spanish manufacturer will unveil the G106-2.5MW turbine at the WindEnergy Hamburg trade fair this week.

It is based on the G114-2.5MW machine, which Gamesa revealed at the 2013 AWEA conference in Chicago and is in turn developed from the company's 2MW platform.

"[For the] G106 there is not much work to do as it has the same nacelle and almost the same tower as the G114. It's just a matter of designing the appropriate blade for high winds," Gamesa marketing director Juan Diego Diaz told Windpower TV at the WindEnergy Hamburg trade show.

The 2.5MW platform uses a new generator, but also shared components with the G114-2MW turbine, launched in 2012.

Gamesa believes that the G106 will produce 30% more energy than the existing G90-2MW while lowering the cost of energy by 10%.

The company will also reveal Windnet Pro, an advanced version of its control and monitoring software. Gamesa has upgraded the Scada package with a new interface that it claims will make the software more intuitive and user friendly.

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