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    Pioneer Grove Wind Farm

    In 2012, ACCIONA Windpower grid-connected its two first wind turbines within the 3MW segment which were installed in the US

    The installation of the two first AW3000 wind turbines in the US was a important milestone for the company in the American market. Located in Cedar County, close to the ACCIONA Windpower's manufacturing plant at West Brach (Iowa), where they had been produced, the two units feature a 116m diameter rotor which optimizes energy generation in low and medium wind sites. Two tower technolgies -steel and concrete- where tested in the Pioneer Grove Wind Farm.

    General Information

    Location
    Cedar County, Iowa, USA
    Total capacity
    6 MW
    Entry service
    2012

     

    Wind turbines

    Model
    ACCIONA Windpower AW 116/3000
    Rotor diameter
    116 m
    Wind class
    IEC IIa
    Tower
    Steel. 92 m hub height  
    Concrete. 100 m hub height
    Blade
    AW56.7_1

    Key points

    • Installation of two wind turbines with different tower technology (steel and concrete).
    • Generation at 12kV to avoid losses and the use of tranformers.
    • 1.4 km of internal roadways.
    • 11 km of internal grid infrastructure.
    • 12/69 kV substation

    Overcome challenges


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