GE today expanded its North American wind portfolio by introducing the 60-Hz versions of its 3.4-130 and 3.4-137 wind turbines. The new turbines will provide flexibility for land-constrained areas and regions with complex terrain.
The 3.4-MW turbine platform first debuted in Europe last November and has options for rotor diameters of 130 and 137 meters. The 130 and 137 models are mounted at tower heights of 85 and 110 meters, respectively, and are capable of 24 percent higher output than GE’s 2.75-120 model.
Additionally, the new turbine platform includes GE’s Digital Wind Farm, software analytics which use virtual modeling to enhance turbine configuration and site layout
Anne McEntee, President & CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind business, said “We were pleased to see strong orders when we launched our new 2-MW machines, and the addition of a 3-MW option gives our customers more flexibility for land-constrained areas and regions with complex geographies throughout North America. We now have a comprehensive technology portfolio capable of meeting a wide variety of wind conditions across the continent.”