Vestas is rolling out the V136-3.45 MW turbine, a new variant in its 3 MW turbine class.
According to Vestas, the new machines increase the energy output and reduce both levelized cost of energy and sound emissions in low-wind conditions. For example, Vestas says annual energy production will increase by more than 10% compared with the V126-3.3 MW while at the same time decreasing sound emission levels.
According to Vestas, the V136-3.45 MW turbines combines the company's largest onshore rotor diameter with its patented large-diameter steel tower technology and advanced blade designs.
The first V136-3.45 MW turbine is expected to be installed at the Osterild 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.