Energy & Power
GE unveils 2.5-120 high-output wind turbine
By Anthony Capkun
January 31, 2013 – GE says its new 2.5-120 wind turbine is the first to unite “world-class efficiency and power output at low wind speed sites”, capturing a 25% increase in efficiency and a 15% increase in power output compared to GE’s current model. The 2.5-120 is the first wind turbine that uses industrial internet to help manage the intermittency of wind, promising “smooth, predictable power” says the company. Analyzing tens of thousands of data points every second, the 2.5-120 integrates energy storage and forecasting algorithms while communicating with neighbouring turbines, service technicians and customers. The 2.5-120 minimizes sound emissions to meet noise-abatement requirements, and is available for 50Hz and 60 Hz applications. A tall tower, which has a maximum hub height of 139 m, makes it ideal for heavily forested regions in places like Canada, adds GE.