Goldwind installs low-wind 2MW unit

Goldwind connected its low-wind 2MW prototype turbine to the grid earlier this month near Beijing.

China’s largest turbine manufacturer started operating its GW115/2000 design on 7 April in Zhangbei, Hebei province.

The direct-drive permanent-magnet turbine features a 115-metre rotor and a swept area of ​​10,434.4 square metres, Goldwind said in an online statement.

The GW115/2000 is designed for average wind speeds of 5.2 m/s.

In February, Goldwind installed a prototype of its 6MW offshore turbine at a facility in the coastal city of Dafeng, in eastern China’s Jiangsu province.