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VSB and Nordex Group Commission 4.5 MW Wind Turbine

Power News - Published on Fri, 06 Sep 2019

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Project developer, VSB and turbine manufacturer the Nordex Group commissioned the 238.5 metre high N149/4.0-4.5 turbine in Pustleben, Thuringia, Germany. Due to its dimensions, the system is very profitable and sets standards in terms of cost-effectiveness, even at locations with medium wind speeds. The electricity generation costs of the plant are lower than those of lignite-fired power plants. About 10 km south of the Harz, it proudly rises into the sky: the Nordex N149/4.0-4.5, with a total height of 238.5 metres, and rotor diameter of 149 metres. When planning the wind turbine, Katja Felkl, Project Developer at VSB Neue Energien Deutschland GmbH, brought all the threads together.

Ronny Kunath, Head of Realisation at VSB, said that "With the support of the community, we have found an optimal solution for citizens and locations. Roads and cable routes have also been planned in such a way that is optimal for local farmers. In addition, the N149/4.0-4.5 is not only one of the most modern and efficient onshore systems, the rotor blades also rotate on average only half as fast as those of smaller wind turbines. This contributes to a harmonious landscape and assists acceptance among the local residents."

Thanks to its height, the modern turbine can use higher-yielding air layers and optimally exploit the full potential of the medium wind location that is Pustleben. It has a nominal output of 4.5 MW at a wind speed of 11.5 metres per second. The optimal conditions for this turbine at exactly this location generate the highest possible annual energy yield, resulting in lower cost of energy production. As a result, the average electricity generation costs are falling and are therefore cheaper than those of lignite-fired power plants.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 06 Sep 2019
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