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Cypress Onshore Wind Turbine Platform

Setting new standards for onshore wind energy production and costs

GE’s Most Powerful Onshore Wind Turbine Gets Even More Powerful

Launched in 2017, the Cypress onshore wind platform has grown from an initial rating of 4.8 MW through to the latest 6.0 MW.

The Cypress platform advances the proven technology of GE’s 2 MW and 3 MW fleets, which serves an installed base of more than 20 GW, while also using architecture and innovations from the 4.8-158 wind turbine introduced in 2017.

More than 3 GW of Cypress onshore wind turbines are in the pipeline globally

Can power 5,800

EUROPEAN HOMES

Up to 6 MW

NAMEPLATE CAPACITY

20+ GWh

PER YEAR

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ENGINEERED FOR PERFORMANCE

Key features from the Cypress platform

  • Revolutionary two-piece wind turbine blade design

  • Significant AEP improvements

  • Condition Monitoring System (CMS)

  • More efficient services

Revolutionary two-piece wind turbine blade design

The Cypress platform, which includes the 4.8-158 MW, 5.3-158MW , 5.5-158 MW and 6.0-164 MW wind turbines, will be powered by a groundbreaking two-piece blade design, which allows the wind turbine blades to be manufactured at even longer lengths and improving logistics to offer more siting options. Longer wind turbine blades improve AEP and help drive down Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE), and the proprietary design will allow these larger onshore wind turbines to be installed in locations that were previously inaccessible.

This feature of the Cypress platform significantly drives down logistical costs by enabling blade assembly onsite and reduces the costs for permitting equipment and road work required for transporting longer blades. Equally important, the wind turbine features blade tips that offer customers greater flexibility to address site wind conditions and requirements.

The high-tech carbon blades were developed through the longtime partnership between GE’s Onshore Wind business, GE’s Global Research Center and GE’s LM Wind Power, taking advantage of the research, design, and large-scale manufacturing expertise of these teams to bring the Cypress wind turbine blades from concept to a tested and proven reality.

Significant AEP improvements

The Cypress platform features increased efficiency in serviceability, and improved logistics and siting potential, ultimately bringing more value for customers. It is designed to scale over time, enabling GE to offer a wider array of power ratings and hub heights to meet customer needs throughout the 5 and 6 MW wind turbine range.

The platform also offers a 50% increase in AEP over the life of the platform versus GE’s 3 MW turbines.

Condition Monitoring System (CMS)

GE’s CMS and SCADA Anomaly Detection Services, compatible with our Cypress wind turbines, include a complementary suite of advanced condition monitoring solutions. These systems can proactively detect impending drive train and whole-turbine issues, enabling increased availability and decreased maintenance expenses, lowering the wind turbine’s cost of operation. Built upon half a century of power generation drivetrain and data anomaly monitoring experience, this service solution is now standard on GE’s 3 MW and Cypress platforms.

More efficient services

The Cypress platform, designed for IEC (S) wind speeds, leverages the best of GE's 2 MW and 3 MW turbines—including the proven DFIG (doubly-fed induction generator)—and a robust drivetrain architecture.

The Cypress platform is specifically designed for service, with enhancements to help with facilitating up-tower repairs and troubleshooting with its up-tower electrical system. However, through increased systems-level hardware testing and a more robust manufacturing process, Cypress continues to push the limits of traditional reliability levels on major components.

This combination of planned, condition-based and predictive services will help to increase more reliability, uptime, and production while ultimately lowering lifecycle costs for customers.

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VIDEO

Cypress onshore wind turbine platform

GE's largest onshore wind turbine prototype is installed and operating in Wieringermeer, the Netherlands.

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PRODUCT IMAGES

Cypress platform image gallery

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SPECIFICATIONS

Cypress wind turbine technical specifications

SPECIFICATIONS Table

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Services

Services for onshore wind assets

We offer tiered levels of service offerings ranging from remote monitoring to fully maintaining your plant, as well as a wide range of performance-enhancing upgrades to keep your turbines running smoothly.

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Digital solutions for wind assets

A suite of apps that leverages data and analytics, in partnership with our hardware and services solutions to enhance efficiency, cybersecurity, reliability, and profitability of your assets.

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OUTCOMES

Customer success stories

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