Goldwind connects 5 MW test wind turbine to the grid

Wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has connected its 5-megawatt onshore test unit to the grid, as the company prepares to begin deliveries next year.

Goldwind’s permanent magnet direct-drive (PMDD) onshore GW 5S Smart Wind Turbine features scaled rated power of 5.2 MW to 5.6 and 6 MW, a 165-meter rotor diameter, and hub heights that can range from 100-130 meters. 

“The GW 5S wind turbine is our most powerful onshore turbine to date that takes into account global wind market requirements, customer direction, and extensive research and development – further marking it as a top-rated turbine among Goldwind’s already impressive suite of mature PMDD turbine platforms,” Goldwind president Cao Zhigang said.

The IEC wind class IIIB product is being developed for China and international markets. The test unit was installed in China in late July 2021 and was grid-connected in mid-August.

It will now undergo a series of testing and international type certifications by DNV.

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