XE- and XD onshore series
Darwind’s parent company XEMC has been producing onshore direct drive wind turbines since they acquired the Z72 direct drive technology in 2006. The Z72 was rebranded, improved and today over 1500 onshore XE-series Direct Drive wind turbines have been delivered by XEMC Windpower.
The original Dutch designed turbine was fitted with European components. Nowadays the turbines still use components supplied by those western companies, some of which have establishments in China. XEMC has been producing electrical equipment since 1936. XEMC’s generator company produces the permanent magnet generators for the western and Asian market.
The XE93 2MW is at this time the smallest turbine in the Darwind product portfolio. Its 93m rotor and compact design make it possible to install the turbine in remote areas. The turbine has proven itself over the years in the harsh environmental conditions of Inner Mongolia. To September 2013 approximately 500 turbines of the XE93 product family have been installed. The XE93 is suitable for IEC class IIIA locations.
The XD115 onshore 4,5MW turbine is derived from the offshore dedicated 5MW. This turbine clearly benefits from its offshore predecessor. The focus is still on fast installation and low maintenance.
The XD137 onshore 4MW turbine is derived from the offshore dedicated XD115 model. With a larger rotor diameter (compared to its predecessor) and designed for lower average wind speeds, this turbine brings the benefits of the XD115 design to the onshore locations. The focus remains on fast installation and low maintenance.