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Husum: the four new low-wind models launched this week

GERMANY: Higher towers, longer blades and increased capacities are offered by four global turbine manufacturers in new low-wind models launched at Husum Wind this week.

Four manufacturers added 3MW turbine options at Husum Wind 2015
Four manufacturers added 3MW turbine options at Husum Wind 2015

All four manufacturers are chasing a growing market of low-wind sites, especially in Germany and northern Europe. All four models were revealed at the Husum Wind 2015 German event this week.


MW capacity

Rotor length (m)

Hub heights (m)





149 / 160





110 / 130





134 / 164




Four, from 85 - 155


Vestas introduced its V136-3.45MW turbine, an upgrade to the V126 model, using newly designed 66.7-metre single-piece slender rotor blades, and an innovative large-diameter tower concept. 

Nordex added a larger capacity version of its N131 low-wind turbine. The uprated turbine is now 3.3MW, up from 3MW. 

Senvion also got in on the act with the new 3.4M140 turbine. This is a larger rotor version of its 3.4M104 turbine, using 68-metre blades.

And GE launched its low- to medium-wind 3.2MW turbine with a 130-metre rotor diameter specifically designed for the German market.

While not introducing a new turbine, Spanish manufacturer Acciona has entered the German market by opening a sales office in Mainz. This makes the AW3000 3MW platform available in the country for the first time. 

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