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First introduced in 2011, the AW116/3000 was one of the first large rotor 3 MW wind turbines to enter the marketplace.  Since this time, it has continued to be a commercial success with over 1 GW of installations.






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Brief description

Optimized performance for medium wind sites with higher turbulence intensity
Proven and bankable design including double-bearing support on main shaft, glassfiber and epoxy blades and DFIG electrical generation.

Compatibility and control
Zero voltage ride-through beyond current regulatory requirements, in addition to grid integration and reactive power solutions to allow for maximum control for stringent grid codes. Control software that allows intelligent automatic monitoring and operation.

Hydraulic pitch control for safe and reliable blade pitching in all wind environments. Two-person lift; hub access from inside the nacelle; and spacious, ergonomic nacelle design allow for operational efficiency.

12 KV versus 690 V
This configuration, proven in the wind turbines, can remove the step-up transformer from the equation and is ideal for projects that are in close proximity to the substation. The result is a significant saving over the life of the project: up to 50% savings in collection system costs, average of 1% greater energy productions due to the avoidance of transformer electrical losses and it avoids maintenance and potential failures of transformers.

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