A new 130MW wind farm is being installed in Bahce, Turkey that will add to the 84MW of wind power in place in the country at the beginning of this year. General Electric Energy will be supplying 52 of their latest 2.5MW wind turbines for the project. The new turbines have a rotor diameter of 328 ft and have twelve percent more annual energy yield than GE's previous model. The new turbine also has the ability to operate at average wind speeds as low as 19mph. Turkey has been moving aggressively on installing wind power, going from 19MW at the start of 2006 to 84M this year and now on to 214MW with this project.
[Source: GE Energy]