Chicago, IL (February 24, 2015) – Goldwind Americas, a subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen Stock Exchange: 002202, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited: 2208), announced today the launch of the GW121, the company’s latest turbine on the 2.5 MW Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) product platform.
The GW121 is equipped with a 121-meter rotor that is designed to maximize annual energy production at low wind sites while maintaining Goldwind’s exceptional reliability and world-class availability standards. The GW121’s high load tolerance capabilities, as well as full power conversion, allows for optimized site suitability and efficient grid interconnection.
“Class III wind sites represent a dominant and continuously growing market segment,” said Vikaas Rao-Aourpally, Director of Sales for Goldwind Americas. “The introduction of the GW121 will allow our customers to maximize project economics in low wind conditions while benefiting from the reliability of the 2.5 MW PMDD platform that has over 1,000 MW in operation.”
“Goldwind is dedicated to the continuous innovation of its product offerings,” said Thomas Nemila, who heads the technical and solutions development team for Goldwind Americas. “Our team in the Americas analyzes the needs of our customers and helps develop efficient energy solutions to meet those needs.”
With nearly 25,000 MW installed or contracted, Goldwind is the global leader in the deployment of PMDD wind turbines. The Goldwind portfolio of PMDD wind turbines are designed to achieve high power generating efficiency, superior power quality and grid code compliance, and significantly reduced maintenance and total operating expenditures. Unlike a gearbox-driven wind turbine, the PMDD wind turbine combined with the patented belt-drive pitch system reduces the total number of rotating parts and avoids the sources of expensive failures that require crane mobilization to correct. Overall, the Goldwind design dramatically improves the cost of energy over the life of a project.
Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Goldwind) is among the world’s largest energy technology companies. With strong R&D capabilities, the company is the world’s largest supplier of Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive (PMDD) wind turbines, representing the industry’s next generation technology. Goldwind is listed on both the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 002202) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 2208).
Chicago-based Goldwind Americas serves as Goldwind’s center for sales, service, capital, and innovation for North and South America. Established in 2010, Goldwind Americas leverages a global network of offices and partnerships to offer a variety of energy solutions to customers and strategic partners across the Americas. www.goldwindamerica.com