The Vestas V236-15.0 MW offshore prototype, the most powerful wind turbine in the world, has started to generate power.
It is currently fully installed at the Danish sterild Test Center for large wind turbines in Western Jutland. However, before receiving full-type certification and entering serial production, it will go through a rigorous testing and verification procedure.
In February 2021, the V236-15.0MW was released into the market. It is the largest wind turbine in the market, with a rotor diameter of 774 feet (236 meters) and a wind-swept surface of 470,845 square feet (43,743 square meters). It is also the tallest wind turbine in the world at 919 feet (280 meters).
The offshore nacelle facility at the port of Odense, Lind, developed and put together the prototype. At the LORC test site in Denmark, the testing program for the generator, converter, and grid system integration has begun.
One Vestas V236-15.0MW can produce 80 GWh per year. That is enough to remove 25,000 passenger cars off the road each year and save over 38,000 pounds of Co2, enough to power around 20,000 European households.
The world’s most powerful wind turbine will launch in Denmark’s Frederikshavn wind farm next year.
It was also chosen for New York’s Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 projects and New Jersey’s Atlantic Shores offshore wind farm.