The V136-3.45 MW turbine is the newest variant of the proven 3 MW platform, which Vestas continuously optimises to strengthen its product offerings. Raising the bar for low-wind site performance, the V136-3.45 MW combines Vestas’ largest onshore rotor diameter, the Vestas-patented Large Diameter Steel Tower technology, and our most advanced blade design to-date. It enables Vestas to increase annual energy production by more than 10 percent compared to the V126-3.3 MW, while at the same time decreasing sound emission levels.
Anders Vedel, Executive Vice President for Technology and Service Solutions, says that “Combining advanced technology and the proven performance of the 3 MW platform enables the V136-3.45 MW to reduce the cost of energy even further. The bigger rotor, taller tower, and advanced aerofoil blade design make this new turbine variant ideal for low-wind sites, which comprise an increasingly important market segment in some countries.
The first V136-3.45 MW turbine is expected to be installed at the Østerild national test center for large turbines in northwestern Denmark during 2016. It is expected to be ready for serial production in the second half of 2017.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines (vestas.com) deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 54,900 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of carbon dioxide every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Vestas has delivered wind energy in 74 countries, providing jobs for around 18,800 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 percent more megawatts installed than anyone else in the industry and more than 69 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.