GE targets Japanese wind market

US wind turbine manufacturer GE expects to capture a good part of the growing Japanese onshore wind market, with the launch of a turbine specially designed for the country, says GE vice president for renewables Anne McEntee.

“When I look at what we already have installed here it’s about 20% of the capacity,” McEntee tells Recharge. She describes the 2.85-103 turbine, which GE launched at World Smart Energy Week today, as “the most technologically advanced turbine in the market”.

The machine has been designed to both capture low wind speeds and withstand typhoon conditions. It also features advanced lightning protection to address a problem that plagues Japanese wind projects at higher altitude sites.

McEntee says she is “excited” about the development of the Japanese onshore wind market since the establishment of Log in to read complete article.

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