V136-3.45 MW™ combines Vestas' most advanced aerofoil design to date with the proven 3 MW nacelle and Large Diameter Steel Tower (LDST) technology, to deliver high and efficient energy production in low wind conditions.
The aerofoil design, applied to the 66.7m long blades, enables a 12 percent* increase in annual energy production while at the same time minimising structural loads. Advanced aerodynamics, particularly at the blade tips, decrease the max noise emission level relative to current designs.
Vestas has 15 years of experience optimising carbon blade application, and the V136-3.45 MW™ benefits from advanced use of carbon pultrusions, resulting in light-weight, highly robust blades with optimal performance. The industry leading lightning protection system and highly accelerated lifetime testing ensure high product reliability.
The V90-3.0 MW® is designed to be low weight ensuring easy transportation and installation while reducing foundation costs thanks to its lower load.
The nacelle is lighter because its gearbox has an integrated main bearing that eliminates the need for a traditional main shaft. Blade weight is also kept to a minimum by using carbon together with glass fibre. The tower is lighter, too, as it uses magnets instead of welding to attach the tower internals to the tower wall.
This turbine delivers exceptional performance and a high yield, and can be supplied in a variety of hub heights (65-105 m) to accommodate site-specific needs. The tower for offshore is designed site-specific and is furthermore protected with a special offshore coating to withstand the harsh environment.