Siemens low-wind prototype turbine successfully installed in Denmark

By Michelle Froese With its 69-m blades, the low-wind SWT-3.15-142 has a rotor diameter of 142 m and is approved for testing.
Siemens‘ new direct-drive, low-wind turbine has reached the prototype testing stage. The onshore model SWT-3.15-142, with a rotor diameter of 142 meters has successfully passed prototype approval and has now been erected at the Drantum wind test site in Jutland, Denmark.
The IEC Class IIIA turbine is the first Siemens model to be equipped with rotor blades based on hybrid-carbon technology. With tower configurations allowing hub heights of up to 165 and 69-m rotor blades, the SWT-3.15-142 will set new standards in energy

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