Siemens Gamesa upgrades onshore wind platform

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Siemens Gamesa has upgraded the rating of its 5.X onshore platform, increasing its power output to 6.6 MW. The new 6.6-155 and 6.6-170 turbines will offer increased unitary power, delivering a lower levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for customers.

“Technology like this helps Siemens Gamesa to unlock the full potential of wind by increasing the power output of our turbines and deliver more pioneering solutions in the onshore sector,” said Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, Siemens Gamesa’s onshore CEO.

The upgrades to SG’s 5.X platform deliver more competitive power output. (Courtesy: Siemens Gamesa)

The increase will optimize performance in high-, medium-, and low-wind conditions for SG’s 5.X platform. Both turbines can now provide greater annual energy production and optimized project. The modular, flexible design eases logistics, construction, operation, and maintenance costs, as well as reducing the OPEX, which results in a lower energy cost for projects.

Both turbines combine a flexible power rating from 5.6 MW to 6.6 MW with two of the largest rotor diameters in the market, 155 and 170 meters. The new rating configures the SG 5.X as the highest-yielding onshore turbine in the industry.

The first prototypes are connected and in the testing phase — the 6.6-155 in Alaiz, Spain, and the 6.6-170 in Hovsore, Denmark.

“Technology like this helps Siemens Gamesa to unlock the full potential of wind by increasing the power output of our turbines and deliver more pioneering solutions,” Krogsgaard said.

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