Hitachi is considering a step into the wind turbine market. The company may produce nacelles for 5 megawatt wind systems by the end of March, 2016, according to The Japan Times.
The line would be established in Ibaraki Prefecture, where the company already makes nacelles for 2 mW systems. The new line will cost several billion yen. Hitachi specializes in downwind turbines that the company feels are more reliable and cost effective. Japan is expected to add off shore capacity — as much as 260 mW — during the next five years.
In spring, Siemens said that it will supply 65 wind turbines and 67 transformers for the 150 MW Amazon Web Services Wind Farm in Fowler Ridge, IN. The nacelles for the project are coming from Hutchinson, KS.