May 21 (Renewables Now) - Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) on Tuesday presented a new 3-MW wind turbine with a large rotor-size-to-generator-rating ratio that is globally applicable.
The new V138-3.0 MW turbine model is based on the scalable architecture of the EnVentus platform introduced in January 2019 and utilises many of the same components. It has a 138-metre (452.8 ft) rotor and an 83-metre tower, meaning that the product offers the industry’s largest swept area under 152.4 metres.
“This turbine is a perfect match for the North American market where higher certainty in Annual Energy Production at park level will become increasingly important for our customers to secure project financing and ensure profitability in a post-PTC market,” said Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the US and Canada.
The Danish company expects to install a prototype of this turbine model by the second half of 2020. Serial production is seen to begin in the first half of 2021.