GE stars for US hybrid
Juhl Energy wind-solar project to be operational in August
GE Renewable Energy is to supply equipment to an integrated solar-wind hybrid plant being developed by Juhl Energy in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota.
The US giant said it will supply two 2.3 116 wind turbines and 1MW of solar power conversion equipment to the project, which will be the first integrated solar-wind plant operating commercially in the US.
The project will use GE’s wind integrated solar energy technology platform to integrate the solar panels through the wind turbine’s converter directly so “both wind and solar share all the same balance of plant”.
The design increases net capacity by 3% to 4%, with the solar providing summer peak and the wind winter peak energy, GE said.
The project is expected to be operational in August.