New Cypress turbine features 164-metre rotor and delivers 11% production boost compared to predecessor. Image: Zout Fotografie (Rein Rijke)
GE Renewable Energy has launched a 6MW turbine, the US manufacturer’s most powerful onshore machine. The unit, which features a 164-metre rotor, is part of the Cypress platform and will increase annual energy production by up to 11% compared with the 5.3-158 model. The new machine will feature a two-piece blade, and GE says it is designed with servicing in mind by facilitating up-tower repairs and featuring condition-based predictive services that will improve return-to-service and uptime, while
Since its introduction, GE Renewable Energy has received more than 3.4GW of orders for its Cypress turbines in multiple European countries including Germany, Austria, Sweden, and Lithuania, as well as Brazil, Australia, and Turkey. The latest unit in the Cypress platform will fully leverage resources across GE and was developed in partnership between GE’s Onshore Wind business, GE’s Global Research Center and LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business.