V150-4.2 MW™

The V150-4.2 MW™ offers a very high capacity factor, optimising production at low wind sites.

V150-4.2 MW™ at a glance

With the V150-4.2 MW™ Vestas leads onshore wind power to new heights. With 73.7 meter long blades and the industry’s tallest steel tower, the V150-4.2 MW™ stretches nearly a quarter of a kilometer into the air and is one of the highest producing onshore low wind turbines in the industry. 

Combined with a leading capacity factor in low wind conditions, the turbine delivers a 21 percent increase in annual energy production compared to the V136-3.45 MW® while achieving a sound power level of only 104.9 dB(A) to serve sound sensitive regions.

Options
available for the

V150-4.2 MW™ IEC IIIB/IEC S

  • Power Optimised Mode up to 4.2 MW (site specific)
  • Load Optimised Mode down to 3.6 MW 
  • Condition Monitoring System
  • Service Personnel Lift
  • Vestas Ice Detection
  • Low Temperature Operation to -30°C
  • Fire Suppression
  • Shadow Detection
  • Vestas Bat Protection System
  • Nacelle Hatch for Air Inlet
  • Aviation Lights
  • Aviation Markings on the Blades
  • Vestas InteliLight™

4 MW

The Vestas 4 MW platform sets new standards for onshore wind performance within regimes ranging from very strong wind and typhoon conditions to low wind.

IEC IIIB/IEC S

The V150-4.2 MW™ IEC IIIB/IEC S is designed for low-wind sites.

+51 GW

The performance and versatility of the 4 MW platform has been proven with more than 51 GW installed in 53 countries since 2010.

Technical specifications

Power regulation operational data
Pitch regulated with variable speed
Rated power
4,000/4,200kW
Cut-in wind speed
3m/s
Cut-out wind speed
22,5m/s
Re cut-in wind speed
20m/s
Wind class
IEC iiib
Standard operating temperature range
from -20°C* to +45°C with de-rating above 30°C

SOUND POWER
Maximum
104.9dB(A) Sound Optimised modes dependent on site and country

ROTOR
Rotor diameter
150m
Swept area
17,671m2
Aerodynamic brake
full blade feathering with 3 pitch cylinders

NACELLE DIMENSIONS
Height for transport
3.4 m
Height installed (incl. CoolerTop®)
6.9 m
Length
12.8 m
Width
4.2 m

ELECTRICAL
Frequency
50/60 Hz
Converter
full scale

GEARBOX
Type
two planetary stages and one helical stage

TOWER
Hub heights
Site and country specific

HUB DIMENSIONS
Max. transport height
3.8m
Max. transport width
3.8m
Max. transport length
5.5m

BLADE DIMENSIONS
Length
73.7m
Max. chord
4.2m
Max. weight per unit for transportation
70 metric tonnes

SUSTAINABILITY METRICS
Carbon Footprint
7.3 g CO2e (per plant/kWh)
Return on energy break-even
7.6 months
Lifetime return on energy
31 times
Recyclability rate
88.1%

AEP Curve

4 MW Platform

Our 4 MW platform is designed for a broad range of wind and site conditions, onshore and offshore enabling you to mix turbines across your site or portfolio of sites, delivering industry-leading reliability, serviceability and exceptional energy capture.

The 4 MW platform was introduced in 2010 with the launch of the V112-3.0 MW®. Over 51 GW of the 4 MW platform has been installed all over the world onshore and offshore making it the obvious choice for customers looking for highly flexible and trustworthy turbines.

Rotor diameters range from 105 to 155 meters and the rated output power is up to 4.5 MW. Using well proven technologies like a full-scale converter, the 4 MW platform meets even the most challenging grid requirements providing excellent energy yield in all wind and weather conditions.

Large Diameter Steel Towers (LDST) are also available to optimise annual energy production on low wind sites.

The 4 MW platform combines Vestas’ proven track record with our continuous efforts to improve and optimise our products, making it the obvious choice for customers looking to combine reliability with performance.

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V150-6.0 MW™

The V150-6.0 MW™ lifts the larger rotor introduced with V150-4.2 MW™ into stronger wind speeds. Combined with its higher generator rating, it increases the production potential at turbine level by more than 20 percent compared to V150-4.2 MW™ in medium wind speed conditions.

V136-4.2 MW™

The V136-4.2 MW™ is designed for medium wind sites. It boosts performance by 11 percent compared to V136-3.45 MW™