With over 2,700 wind turbines installed, the AW1500 has a long and successful history, which has provided the basis for the evolution of all Acciona Windpower wind turbines.
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Proven track record
With approximately 4,000 MW installed in 15 countries, the AW1500 global average fleet availability is over 98%. The fleet has no serial defects and the machines post a remarkably low global failure rate of less than 1% on major components. Double bearing support on main shaft to reduce loads on the gearbox.
The 100 meter concrete tower is now a standard product offering, improving production for sites with moderate to high wind shear.
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.
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
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.