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    Siemens Gamesa has designed an onshore wind turbine just for the US market

    Siemens Gamesa has created a new onshore wind turbine that’s specially designed for US weather conditions – here’s what makes it unique.

    The Spanish-German wind giant says that its bespoke US onshore wind turbine “has the right design profile to maximize revenues by harnessing the wind conditions most common in the US and features a design lifetime longer than the industry standard.” The SG 44.164 lifetime is 25 years, whereas the standard lifetime of a wind turbine is 20 years.

    The wind turbine has a rated power of 4.4 megawatts (MW) and its flexible power rating is site specific. It has a rotor diameter of 164 meters (538 feet) and a swept area of 21,124 square meters (227,377 square feet). Each blade is 81 meters (266 feet) long.

    The company is casting blades at its factory in Iowa and assembling nacelles – that’s the cover housing…

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