Vestas reveals new tower design

Slimmer and cheaper wind turbine towers could be underway to replace the current onshore turbine towers, according to an industry media.

Photo: Frank Boutrup Schmidt/Vestas

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has unveiled the new design for wind turbine towers, which is meant to reduce expenses for large onshore turbines, writes Renews.

The new tower is more narrow than conventional wind turbine bases, but is not attached to the ground just above the turbine's center of gravity, yet instead using three steel wires which are mounted on the tower. As such, Vestas can reduce material costs, while the turbines will also be easier to transport.

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