Stena Renewable subsidiary to deploy 10, GE 1.6-100 wind turbines in Sweden

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Greentech Lead Europe: GE announced that Fredriksdal Energi AB, a fully owned subsidiary of Stena Renewable, has selected 10 GE 1.6-100 wind turbines for its new project in Sweden.

The turbines will produce 16 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 11,000 Swedish homes. GE will transport, install and commission the turbines for the wind farm during 2013 in Fredriksdal, south of Nässjö.

GE’s 1.6-100 is an evolutionary product from the 1.5-series wind turbine, which is the single most sold turbine platform in the world. With blades and towers that extend 100 meters—equivalent to 33 stories—the 1.6-100 captures additional wind energy, a fuel that is free and domestic.

GE’s 1.6-100 wind turbine

The 1.6-100 wind turbine offers a 47 percent increase in swept area over previous megawatt-class models, resulting in a 19 percent increase in annual energy production at 7.5-meters-per-second wind speed. This allows the turbine to deliver IEC Type Class II (moderate wind speed) performance while operating in a Type Class III (low-wind) environment.

“GE’s 1.6-megawatt wind turbine is built on our 1.5-megawatt platform, which has been proven time and again in projects across Europe and the United States,” said Stephan Ritter, GE’s general manager for renewable energy in Europe.

“Developed for highest yearly energy production, the turbine fulfills Stena’s equipment requirements and with its best in class capacity factor our customer can get a high return on investment,” Ritter added.

GE unveils the world’s most efficient high-output wind turbine

GE recently unveiled the 2.5-120, the world’s most efficient high-output wind turbine, capturing a 25 percent increase in efficiency and a 15 percent increase in power output compared to GE’s current model.

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