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Goldwind launches low-wind turbines

CHINA: Goldwind has launched two new 2MW low wind turbines, the GW115/2MW and GW108/2MW, at China Wind Power 2014.

The 2MW turbine is based on Goldwind's 2.5MW platform
The 2MW turbine is based on Goldwind's 2.5MW platform
The machines are based on Goldwind's 1.5MW and 2.5MW platforms. The G115, which features a 115-metre rotor, is designed to suit locations with a wind speed of 5.2 metres per second.

Trial operation of the first prototype began in Q1 at a test site in Zhangbei, northern China. Hubai Group has signed a strategic framework agreement for 500MW of G115 turbines.

On the same day, Goldwind announced an agreement with Hewlett-Packard to colaborate in develop wind project management software.

Goldwind took the opportunity to celebrate the making of its 10,000th permanent-magnet direct drive wind turbine. Goldwind is the world's largest supplier of such wind turbines. Statistics show 23% of new wind installations in 2013 employed the direct drive technology.

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