Web Exclusive | October 2016
Hitachi develops 5 MW wind turbine generator system
Hitachi, Ltd.announced it has developed a 5 MW offshore wind turbine generator system, the HTW5.2-136, with a downwind configuration. The new system features a 15 per cent larger rotor swept area to increase output in light-wind regions that have annual average wind speeds below 7.5 m/s. The system is scheduled to begin a trial run in October onshore at the Fukashiba Wind Power Station in Kashim-aport of Hitachi Wind Power Ltd. (hereafter, Hitachi Wind Power), which was established by Hitachi Capital Corporation with co-funding by Hitachi on the Kamisu City waterfront in Ibaraki Prefecture. Should the trial run prove successful, Hitachi Wind Power intends to release the new wind turbine generator system in FY2017. In addition, the rated power of the previous model, the HTW5.0-126, has been increased to 5.2MW, and will be released as the HTW5.2-127.