It turns out that in the field of renewable energy plants, there is a strange, but at least healthy competition that is doing well for the market. Manufacturers want ever more efficient and durable solar panels as well as larger and more efficient wind turbines. Today, we can take a look at a milestone in one of these manifestations, as Siemens Gamesa’s 14-megawatt giant turbine has finally started to work.
There is still a long way to go before the SG 14-222 DD, but finally this 14 MW turbine from Siemens Games has delivered its “first electricity”
The 14-megawatt wind turbine from the Spanish-German company Siemens Gamesa is huge. It now takes the form of a prototype called the SG 14-222 DD, but is fully operational and fully functional, as demonstrated by producing electricity for the first time, which then went to the grid at the test center in Østerild, Denmark. Its uniqueness comes down primarily to the power of 14 megawatts, which can be boosted to 15 MW as part of the Power Boost function.
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By increasing the rotor diameter to 222 meters with 108 meter blades, the SG 14-222 DD delivers over 25% [rocznej produkcji energii] AEP compared to its predecessor.
With each new generation of our direct drive marine turbine technology – which uses fewer moving parts than geared turbines – component improvements have made it possible to increase efficiency while maintaining reliability.
We are able to shorten the time to market of the SG 14-222 DD thanks to standardized processes and a fully developed supply chain. Enabling high-volume production with low risk. The start of serial production is planned for 2024.
– boasts Siemens Gamesa.
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The turbine itself is huge with a rotor diameter of 222 meters, blades B108 108 meters long, which are cast from a single piece of metal and cover a total area of 390,000 square meters. As a result, it can provide the power to meet the needs of approximately 18,000 households annually.