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Vergnet prototype 1 MW turbine begins testing in France

Another wind turbine prototype is about to start testing, this time a 1 MW model from Vergnet, a French company specialising in small machines mainly for off-grid application in cyclone regions and difficult terrain. Vergnet's 1 MW GEV HP will be erected next month at the company test site in France. It is designed for areas where poor infrastructure does not allow the use of conventional machines, such as Africa, Central America, the Philippines and the Japanese islands. It features a light, twin-blade helix with a teeter hub and a variable-pitch, asynchronous generator, as well as remote-control systems and electronic power control. As with all Vergnet machines, the turbine has a guyed mast and a lowering system to allow for easy maintenance. Development of the GEV HP is being supported by French national energy agency ADEME and OSEO-Anvar, which helps fund innovative research. Previously, Vergnet's largest capacity turbine was a 275 kW unit. The company has installed over 500 machines worldwide since it launched its first turbine in 1993.

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