Alstom introduces a new 3-MW wind turbine, one of the world’s most powerful for onshore installations; Solyndra reports its larges-ever rooftop installation of cylindrical photovoltaic (PV) systems — a 704-kW project in New Jersey; Plug Power reports that its GenDrive fuel cell units will power Walmart Canada’s fleet of electric lift trucks at a Alberta distribution center.
Alstom introduced its 3-MW ECO 110 wind turbine, one of the most powerful onshore wind turbines in the world, specifically designed to ensure the highest energy production on low- to medium-wind speed sites throughout Europe and worldwide. The ECO 110 features a 110-meter rotor diameter, one of the largest rotors available today for onshore applications. The ECO 110 can produce enough energy for 2,000 households, and avoid the production of 7,000 tonnes a year of CO2. Its 53-meter-long blades capture more power more effectively, meaning fewer turbines and less land space required for the equivalent output. The ECO 110 is the second model of Alstom’s new 3-MW ECO 100 platform.