The Danish company Vestas has presented a new wind turbine with the highest rated power, rotor diameter and wind section area to date..
The gigantic structure is equipped with an innovative 15 MW turbine and a 236-meter rotor with a rotational area of 43,743 m2. According to Vestas, the offshore wind turbine V236-15.0MW will be able to produce about 80 GW in a year⋅h of electricity, which is enough to provide 20 thousand European homes, as well as prevent 38 tons of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere.
The manufacturer claims that optimizing the generator’s design synergy has resulted in a significant increase in generator efficiency compared to other models, hence reducing the cost of generated energy for future projects..
The first 15 MW wind turbine is to be installed in 2022, and from 2024 it is planned to launch serial production. Customers will be able to submit their applications from 2021.
Recall that the Danish Energy Agency recently announced a plan to build the world’s first 10 GW power island in the North Sea, which will receive, store and distribute electricity from hundreds of wind turbines..
World’s largest & most powerful offshore wind turbine | V236-15.0 MW | Vestas
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Vestas