The V105-3.3 MW – optimised for high wind sites with tip height restrictions – has been launched to the market, providing a competitive product offering in countries such as the United Kingdom and Ireland.
According to UK government expectations, the onshore wind market in the UK will increase by 3.5-5.5 GW by 2020. Around two thirds of the market is restricted to operating tip heights of up to 127m. The market is characterised by high and turbulent wind conditions.
“Vestas is continuously optimising our product portfolio to meet customer and market requirements,” explains Chief Technology Officer Anders Vedel.
“The V105-3.3 MW has been optimised to meet the need for customers developing projects in markets with tip height restrictions such as the UK and Ireland. It will also increase annual energy production by up to 22% in IEC 1A conditions compared to the V90-3.0 MW, resulting in greater revenue for our customers,” he says.