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Gamesa low-wind turbine wins India tech award

Spain’s Gamesa receives Enertia India technology and innovation award for G97-2.0MW wind turbine

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Gamesa has won an Enertia Award in India for its G97-2.0MW wind turbine

Spanish wind power developer Gamesa has won an Indian technology and innovation award for the firm’s G97-2.0MW wind turbine. Gamesa received the prize for the wind turbine at the 7th edition of the Enertia awards, which is India’s leading awards for Sustainable Energy and Power 

Under the Renewable Energy sector category, the Enertia awards chose the Gamesa G97-2.0MW as the most efficient and productive wind turbine, which is the largest size in operation in India.

The G97-2.0MW wind turbine is part of Gamesa’s 2.0-2.5MW platform, which the company claims is the most versatile on the market. It has five different rotors, including G80-2.0MW, G87-2.0MW, G90-2.0MW, G97-2.0MW and G114-2.0MW y G114-2.5MW. The tower height ranges between 60mand 125m.The wind turbine generates 6.2 million kWh.

Gamesa said: “The Gamesa G97-2.0 MW wind turbine is a standard-bearer in the sector thanks to its low power density. This product contributes to one of the company's top priorities: significantly cutting the cost of energy (CoE) of Gamesa's low and medium wind speed products. Gamesa has sold over 1,300MW of this model globally. The characteristics of this turbine make it ideal for high-growth markets, such as India.

The news from Gamesa follows the company showing significant contribution to India’s wind power sector this year. In May the Spanish firm announced its turbines are being used to develop two major wind power projects in India which could total 430MW. Gamesa signed two agreements for the projects, which include 130MW to firm China Light & Power India (CLP India) and 100MW to the Greenko Wind Project. The company said at the time the Greenko agreement could be extended to an additional 200MW, with negotiations and site analysis already underway.