Senvion has recently installed its first prototype of their 3.4M140 EBC model wind turbine with a 3.4MW capacity.
This particular wind turbine can power 3,000 households annually and is made specifically for sites with low wind (mountainous and forested areas). It is equipped with ‘sound-optimized blade profile’ and their new pitch control system which reduces turbine load.
According to the press release, the Senvion 3.4M140 EBC includes their proprietary Next Electrical System (NES): The gearbox-based concept, which features an asynchronous generator and a fully rated converter, permits stable grid feed-in and satisfies the future grid requirements in a range of markets.
CEO at Senvion, Jürgen Geissinger said, “Senvion is focused on optimization and developing the most cost efficient solutions for our clients. The Senvion 3.4M140 EBC is one of the quietest turbines on the market and the load-reducing pitch control system ensures a cost-effective design. This development makes a significant reduction to the levelized cost of energy and demonstrates that even inland low-wind locations can be profitable.”
Managing Partner of Notus energy, Heiner Röger said, “We are very pleased to celebrate the commissioning of the first 3.4M140 EBC turbine prototype in Heckelberg. Our first installation with Senvion was carried out very quickly and so the project ended with a success. The realization of the project took place in a constructive and communicative atmosphere and laid the foundations for further common projects in the future.”