Just a day after General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) unveiled its latest wind turbine -- the GE 1.6-100 at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Windpower 2011 Conference & Exhibition -- Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer Vestas used the same stage to launch it newest wind turbines. The V90-2.0 MW GridStreamerTM and V100-2.0 MW GridStreamerTM are now set to join Vestas' extensive list of wind power products.
Like GE, Vestas built on the technologies employed in its very successful 2 MW wind turbine series. The upgraded models feature larger rotors, an improved gear box, and are fully grid compliant. The upgrades allow for increased energy output.
The V90-2.0 MW GridStreamerTM will produce 10% more power than its predecssor and the V100-2.0 MW GridStreamerTM will produce 15% more power. Although lower than the 19% GE claims the 1.6-100 will produce, Vestas says, "in terms of power output," these numbers demonstrate substaintial growth.
“With the introduction of a more powerful and versatile 2 MW GridStreamerTM range, customers can deploy a modular fleet of efficient and fully grid compliant 2 MW turbines for optimal performance across all wind classes and site conditions,” Senior Vice President for the 2 MW platform, Claus Stegmann Strøeh.
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