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Goldwind unveils onshore turbines at conference amid pandemic

Goldwind launched two new onshore wind turbines – the GW165-3.6/4.0MW and GW165-5.XMW – at China Wind Power 2020 conference in Beijing

The China Wind Power 2020 conference is one of the first physical conferences to take place since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic
The China Wind Power 2020 conference is one of the first physical conferences to take place since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic

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Goldwind has launched two new onshore wind turbines at an industry event in Beijing – one of the first physical conferences to take place since the outbreak and spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The China Wind Power 2020 conference in Beijing ran across three days last week and featured keynote addresses from the Global Wind Energy Council, the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) and China's National Development and Reform Commission, as well as panel sessions and exhibitions.

Manufacturers such as Goldwind and MingYang Smart Energy also unveiled new turbines.

Goldwind's new GW165-3.6/4.0MW is designed for low- to medium-wind speed sites, and its new GW165-5.XMW is designed for medium- to high-wind speed sites.

Both direct-drive turbines feature a permanent-magnet generator.

They also both have flexible capacities, blade lengths, hub heights, tower structures, engine lifespans and functional modules for different environments, Goldwind claimed at the China Wind Power 2020 conference.

The company has not confirmed a schedule for prototype installation or serial production for either turbine, or which markets the turbines will be available in.

The Chinese manufacturer had previously launched 4MW-plus turbines with a 136-metre rotor in 2017 and with a 155-metre rotor in 2019.

Compatriot manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy also unveiled a new turbine at the China Wind Power 2020 conference, a 6.25MW onshore model.

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