30 Jun '13, 1pm

GE’s Brilliant Wind Turbine — Wind Power Cheaper Than Coal Or Natural Gas (Part 2)

GE’s Brilliant Wind Turbine — Wind Power Cheaper Than Coal Or Natural Gas (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on GE’s Brilliant 1.6-100 wind turbine. Read Part 1 here , and keep an eye on CleanTechnica or our GE Brilliant Wind Turbine archives for Part 3. GE Power & Water Wind Products GM Keith Longtin in front of the Brilliant 1.6-100′s battery storage bank. Credit: A. Burger/CleanTechnica Lower Cost Wind Energy + New Revenue-Generating Opportunities The GE Brilliant 1.6-100′s Ramp Control, Predictive Power Analytics, and short-term, grid-scale battery storage capabilities open up new revenue-generating opportunities for wind farm operators, enabling them to sell into regional grid operators’ frequency regulation markets. Explained Lindsay Theile, renewable energy communications leader for GE Power & Wind, Because batteries perform so much quicker than thermal generation, they [wind power producers] should receive a multiplier to current prices –...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/06/30/ges-brilliant-wind-tu...

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