- Published: 26 March 2008 26 March 2008
Distributed Energy Systems Corp. (DESC) has announced that it received an order for its Northwind 100 gearless wind turbines from Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro).
Three Northwind 100 turbines (100kW) will be installed in Ramea, a small remote island on the south coast of Newfoundland and one of 22 isolated communities served by Hydro. Ramea is the site of a five-year innovative research and development project for an isolated wind-hydrogen-diesel generation system. This project is focused on developing an environmentally-friendly energy solution to be used in small, isolated electrical distribution systems. The project builds on the existing, successful wind-diesel system that has been operating in Ramea since 2004.