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    Vestas introduces the V163-4.5 MW, increasing business case certainty by improving wind park performance and stability in wind power


    May 17, 2022 - Pivotal Sources

     

      Denmark, May 16 -- The expansion of renewable energy is expected to accelerate in the coming decade, and Vestas will support this growth through improving the scalability of new wind power solutions and increasing business case certainty for customers. To support the projected growth and increased penetration of renewables in the global energy mix, we are introducing the V163-4.5 MW, expanding the Vestas 4 MW platform and offering superior wind park performance in medium to low wind conditions.The V163-4.5 MW features an 18 percent increase in swept area and delivers up to ten percent higher Annual Energy Production (AEP) at park level compared to the V150-4.5 MW depending on site-specific conditions. With 80.1m blades, the V163-4.5 MW has a large rotor-size-to-rating ratio resulting in a higher capacity factor and an increased power output at medium and lower wind speeds when demand for renewables is high. Furthermore, temperature operation is increased by four degrees compared the V150-4.5 MW. This leads to improved production predictability and stability with the potential to increase the value of energy. The V163-4.5 MW is globally applicable, although it is particularly relevant for sites in the USA, Latin America, South Africa and parts of southern Europe. The exceptionally high and stable energy production at park level, paired with a well-established global supply network, enables an accelerated build-out and wind penetration on sites beyond the usual ideal wind conditions. The new variant underlines the scalability and the modularisation approach applied across Vestas' wind turbine platforms, as it shares most major functional and physical designs across modules with the V150-4.2 MW and the V150-4.5 MW. Building on more than a decade of continued evolution of Vestas' 4 MW platform, the V163-4.5 MW benefits from the quality, efficiency and scale of an established global supply chain optimised over the last ten years. From the outset, the V163-4.5 MW has been designed to minimise the impact of changes on suppliers, transportation methods, tooling and installation processes, as well as servicing and operational standards. Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from Pivotal Sources. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at contentservices@htlive.com

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