16 Jun '11, 7am

Siemens Starts Operating its First 6-MW Wind Turbine with Improved Power-to-Weight Ratio

Siemens Starts Operating its First 6-MW Wind Turbine with Improved Power-to-Weight Ratio

This is the third direct drive turbine that Siemens has developed and Siemens says that it has a power-to-weight ratio comparable to that of smaller 2- and 3-MW wind turbines. This improvement means that weight will affect installation less negatively than other 6-MW turbines. Stiesdal, Chief Technology Officer of the Siemens Wind Power Business Unit said: “Reaching this low weight with a strong and robust machine is the result of targeted innovation combined with our more than thirty years of wind industry experience.”

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/06/16/siemens-starts-operat...

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