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Next generation: First Gamesa turbine generator made specifically for US market tested at UD's Lewes campus

Next generation:  First Gamesa turbine generator made specifically for US market tested at UD's Lewes campus

The University of Delaware’s wind turbine in Lewes will be the test site for Gamesa Technology Corp.’s first generator customized for the United States, to be used in its two-megawatt wind turbines.

Gamesa, a global leader in wind energy technology, is testing the new equipment for use in wind turbines throughout North America and Central America.

“Following completion of a successful bench test, Gamesa is now installing this new 60-hertz generator in UD’s already fully operational wind turbine to run field validation tests of the technology,” said Willett Kempton, professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.