Vestas expands turbine range, targets low and high wind markets
The upgrade to 4 MW, or 4.2 MW in an optimized mode, is the fourth upgrade to the turbine range since it was introduced at 3 MW in 2010. The upgraded V150 turbine is designed to harness energy in low wind areas with blades now almost 74 meters long and a tower height of 166 meters. The new V136 turbine is designed to operate at medium wind speeds and to produce less sound while the new V117 model is for use in areas with very strong wind or typhoon type weather. The wider range of turbine types could help Vestas grow its onshore business, helping spur developments in more remote areas, away from communities where projects often face local opposition.