Vestas has upgraded the company’s 3-MW turbine platform to enhance performance and meet customer requirements. The upgrade will increase power production and lower the cost of energy.
It also serves to boost performance in all Vestas’ wind classes and will increase annual energy production by up to 12% depending on site-specific conditions.
The upgrade’s most significant changes include:
- Larger rotor sizes in all wind classes,
- Nominal power rating increase to 3.45 MW,
- Optional power modes of up to 3.6 MW,
- Tower heights of up to 166 meters, and
- An advanced, next-generation control system designed specifically for Vestas’ turbines.
With five rotor variants, two nacelle configurations, multiple power modes, and 15 hub heights, the 3-MW platform becomes substantially more versatile in its market coverage. Delivery of the upgraded 3 MW platform will start in the fourth quarter of 2016.
“The upgraded 3-MW platform adds versatility by broadening the portfolio of turbine combinations,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Anders Vedel. “The result is that customers can select the optimal turbine configuration with higher precision, boosting performance at each unique wind site and lowering the cost of energy. Standardized components deliver the reliability that customers expect from Vestas, while the added versatility allows for flexible site solutions.”
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