The new G126 turbine will be targeted at low-wind sites globally and marks a new addition to the Spanish manufacturer's 2.5MW platform.
As a competitive wind turbine model suited particularly to the low wind speed environment, this product is expected to meet China's demand in exploiting wind energy in the less windy regions.
"I believe in the following decade China will continue to be the most prosperous wind market in the world. And we hope Gamesa will continue to play an important role in China's wind developments," said Alvaro Bilbao, Gamesa's CEO in China, on the first day of China Wind Power 2015.
The G126 is equipped with a 126-metre diameter rotor and available with tower heights of 84 metres, 102 metres and 129 metres, depending on site conditions.
Gamesa claims the turbine could produce up to 25% more power than the G114-2MW turbine.
The G126-2.5 MW is fitted with the same electric system as the company's other 2.5 MW products. A prototype of the G114 is currently in operation at Gamesa's Spanish test site at Alaiz.
Gamesa's new turbine follows the recent product launches of four more low-wind turbines at the Husum Wind 2015 event in Germany last month. Vestas, Senvion, Nordex and GE all unveiled new 3MW turbines for the low-wind sector.
Recent product launches
|Manufacturer||Capacity (MW)||Blade/Rotor Length (metres)||Hub Height (metres)||Volume (dBA)|
|China Wind Power|
|GE 3.2-130||3.2||63.7/130||Four, from 85-155||104.5|