Energy & Power
GE expands onshore portfolio with North American 3.4MW turbines
By Renée Francoeur
August 4, 2016 – GE Renewable Energy has introduced a North American version of its new 3MW wind turbine platform, which first debuted in Europe last November. The platform now includes a 60 Hz version of the 3.4MW machine, with rotor diameter options of 130 or 137 meters.
The 3.4-130 model sits at a tower height of 85 meters, while the 3.4-137 climbs to 110 meters. GE says it represents its “most powerful onshore wind turbines offered to date”, with the 3.4-137 capable of providing up to 24% higher output than existing technology.
In addition, the 3MW machines feature the software analytics capabilities of GE’s Digital Wind Farm, which uses a virtual modeling system to enhance individual turbine configuration and site layout. It is powered by the Predix software platform.
GE’s 3MW turbines are configurable to meet IEC class IIIA, IIB and IIIB wind conditions.