Gamesa Wind Turbine Sets New Output Record for Spain

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One of Gamesa’s G10X-4.5 MW wind turbines, located near Alaiz (Navarra, Spain), set a new output record for a wind turbine in Spain on July 1. “The turbine generated electricity for a total of 107.82 MWh (98.26% of the day at nominal capacity and 100% of availability).”

The previous record was 104.6 MWh and was set by the same turbine back in March of this year.

“Gamesa has erected in Spain three G10X-4.5 MW prototypes in Jaulin and Cabezo Negro (Zaragoza) and in Alaiz.”

For more, check out: Gamesa’s G10-4.5 MW prototype wind turbine at Alaiz sets a new output record for a turbine in Spain.

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2 thoughts on “Gamesa Wind Turbine Sets New Output Record for Spain

  • interesting numbers, but how much energie in mw is the need (building, installation, service) for building one unit of these monsters. the key of ae is the storage of all the energie. 

    • “A:  The “energy payback time” is a measure of the net energy value of a wind turbine.  In other words, how long does the turbine have to operate to generate the amount of electricity that was required for its manufacture and construction? Several studies have looked at this question over the years and have concluded that wind energy has one of the shortest energy payback times of any energy technology. A wind power plant typically takes only a few months (3 to 8, depending on the average wind speed at its site) to “pay back” the energy consumed for its fabrication, installation, operation, and decommissioning. ” 
      Eventually we’ll need storage for renewables.  But right now there’s enough flexibility (dispatchable supply/movable loads) that we can install a lot more wind and solar without installing more storage.

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