Gamesa G114 powers up in Spain

The new turbine offers a 38% bigger swept area than the G97

The new turbine offers a 38% bigger swept area than the G97

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.

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