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Juhl Energy has announced that it has selected GE Renewable Energy to supply equipment for their integrated solar-wind hybrid power generation project in the USA. The project will use one 2.0-116 wind turbine from GE Renewable Energy's Onshore Wind business supported by 0.5MW of PV solar.
The project utilises GE's Wind Integrated Solar Energy (WiSE) technology platform to directly integrate the solar panels through the wind turbine's converter so both wind and solar share the same balance of plant, increasing system net capacity by 3-4% and annual energy production by up to 10%. The project will be owned by a subsidiary of Juhl Energy that pools together capital from the company and outside private investors. Juhl is further partnering with Faith Technologies to construct the project and collaborate on building additional hybrid projects. This project will be operational before year end 2018.
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