Today, GE announced its 2.85-103 wind turbine for Japan with 2.85-megawatt rated power and 103-meter rotor diameter, generating high power output for constrained areas. The wind turbine is specifically engineered for Japanese environmental conditions and is able to withstand higher turbulence, typhoon class wind speeds and lightning beyond the current IEC standard.
“We applaud Japan’s commitment to wind energy and are pleased to introduce GE’s 2.85-103 wind turbine, which is engineered specifically for Japan,” said Anne McEntee, president and CEO of GE’s renewable energy business. “The turbine has the ability to withstand extreme weather events and turbulence conditions, making it an excellent fit for wind sites across Japan.”
One hundred 2.85-103 wind turbines have the ability to generate the equivalent power needs of approximately 200,000 average homes in Japan. The 2.85-103 for Japan includes the Japanese requirements for lightning protection across all Japan regions and complies with Japan Electric Utility Industry Law and Japanese construction and building codes.
Japan is targeting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3.8 percent from 2005 to 2020. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the country’s renewable energy sector, including large hydro, contributed 9.3 percent of all electricity generation in the year ending March 2013.