Gamesa G114 powers up in Spain

Spanish wind group Gamesa has started power generation from the prototype of its G114-2.0 MW turbine.

Gamesa installed the medium- and low-wind machine in early December at its Alaiz, Navarre, R&D facility.

Its rotor spanning 114 metres has a sweep area 38% greater than that of the G97-2.0 MW, and produces 20% more energy a year, Gamesa said.

The group expects to obtain type certification during the first quarter of this year.