GE rolls out wind turbine tailored for Brazil

Rio De Janeiro, August 30, 2012 — GE is introducing a wind turbine designed to meet the wind conditions in Brazil, one of the world's most promising markets for onshore wind energy development.

The GE 1.85-82.5 wind turbine, which is IEC-certified for higher wind speed sites or environments, is the latest evolution of GE's wind turbine technology and builds upon the vast and diverse experience of GE's installed fleet of 18,000 wind turbines worldwide.

The new turbine offers an 8 percent increase in annual energy production at 9 m/s, which drives improved project economics for wind developers in higher wind regime sites.

GE's Advanced Loads Control allows siting of the 82.5-meter rotor in more aggressive wind regimes, combining drive train sensors and capabilities of the Mark Vle controller to individually pitch blades and improve load-handling performance.

A set of grid-friendly features will enable operators to meet stringent grid requirements in 60-hertz regions.

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