Goldwind Completes First Large-scale High Altitude Wind Farm Project

  • Goldwind Completes First Large-scale High Altitude Wind Farm Project

    Beijing, China - Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Goldwind) announced that it has completed the construction of its first large-scale high altitude wind farm project, which consists of 33 1.5MW Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) turbines with a total capacity of 49.5MW. This is another showcase of Goldwind's objective to find and create value for customers, as well as its strong R&D capability.

    The project is located at Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, the mountain area in southwest Mouding county, Chuxiong, Yunnan province. The wind farm is situated at 2000 to 2500 metres above sea level. According to specific geographic and climatic features, the GW82/1500 and GW77/1500 high altitude wind turbines were selected for the project.

    In April this year, Goldwind's first two high altitude 1.5 MW prototypes were successfully connected to the grid in Xi Tie Mountains of Qinghai Province and became operational. They have since maintained an impressive average availability rate of over 98.5%. According to the estimation based on a measured power curve, each unit can annually generate 2.8 million kWh, with an air density of 0.88 kg/m3 and an average wind speed of 6.5 m/s.