Size specifications of common industrial wind turbines

Vestas and General Electric (GE) dominate the market for industrial wind turbines in the U.S. Many older U.S. facilities use NEG Micon turbines, and Vestas has absorbed that manufacturer. Other older facilities use turbines from Zond, which was acquired by Enron (the inventor of "green tags"), whose wind business GE acquired in turn to take over the racket. Click the following company names for more information from their own web sites: Vestas, Gamesa, GE, Siemens, Suzlon, Senvion (Repower acquired by Suzlon in May 2007, renamed in January 2014), Clipper, and Mitsubishi. Nordex, Enercon, Americas Wind Energy, and Goldwind are also major manufacturers, but their turbines are less common in the U.S.

modelcapacityblade

*length*†hub ht†total htarea swept

by bladesrpm rangemax blade

‡tip speed‡rated

wind

§speed§GE 1.5s 1.5 MW 35.25 m

(116 ft)64.7 m

(212 ft)99.95 m

(328 ft)3,904 m ^{2}

(0.96 acre)11.1-22.2 183 mph 12 m/s

(27 mph)GE 1.5sle 1.5 MW 38.5 m

(126 ft)80 m

(262 ft)118.5 m

(389 ft)4,657 m ^{2}

(1.15 acre)? ? 14 m/s

(31 mph)Vestas V82 1.65 MW 41 m

(135 ft)70 m

(230 ft)111 m

(364 ft)5,281 m ^{2}

(1.30 acres)?-14.4 138 mph 13 m/s

(29 mph)Vestas V90 1.8 MW 45 m

(148 ft)80 m

(262 ft)125 m

(410 ft)6,362 m ^{2}

(1.57 acres)8.8-14.9 157 mph 11 m/s

(25 mph)105 m

(344 ft)150 m

(492 ft)Vestas V100 2.75 MW 50 m

(164 ft)80 m

(262 ft)130 m

(427 ft)7,854 m ^{2}

(1.94 acres)7.2-15.3 179 mph 15 m/s

(34 mph)100 m

(328 ft)150 m

(492 ft)Vestas V90 3.0 MW 45 m

(148 ft)80 m

(262 ft)125 m

(410 ft)6,362 m ^{2}

(1.57 acres)9-19 200 mph 15 m/s

(34 mph)Vestas V112 3.0 MW 56 m

(184 ft)84 m

(276 ft)136 m

(459 ft)9,852 m ^{2}

(2.43 acres)6.2-17.7 232 mph 12 m/s

(27 mph)Gamesa G87 2.0 MW 43.5 m

(143 ft)78 m

(256 ft)121.5 m

(399 ft)5,945 m ^{2}

(1.47 acres)9/19 194 mph c. 13.5 m/s

(30 mph)Siemens 2.3 MW 46.5 m

(153 ft)80 m

(262 ft)126.5 m

(415 ft)6,793 m ^{2}

(1.68 acres)6-16 169 mph 13-14 m/s

(29-31 mph)Bonus (Siemens) 1.3 MW 31 m

(102 ft)68 m

(223 ft)99 m

(325 ft)3,019 m ^{2}

(0.75 acres)13/19 138 mph 14 m/s

(31 mph)Bonus (Siemens) 2.0 MW 38 m

(125 ft)60 m

(197 ft)98 m

(322 ft)4,536 m ^{2}

(1.12 acres)11/17 151 mph c. 15 m/s

(c. 34 mph)Bonus (Siemens) 2.3 MW 41.2 m

(135 ft)80 m

(262 ft)121.2 m

(398 ft)5,333 m ^{2}

(1.32 acres)11/17 164 mph c. 15 m/s

(c. 34 mph)Suzlon 950 0.95 MW 32 m

(105 ft)65 m

(213 ft)97 m

(318 ft)3,217 m ^{2}

(0.79 acres)13.9/20.8 156 mph 11 m/s

(25 mph)Suzlon S64 1.25 MW 32 m

(105 ft)73 m

(240 ft)105 m

(344 ft)3,217 m ^{2}

(0.79 acres)13.9/20.8 156 mph 12 m/s

(27 mph)Suzlon S88 2.1 MW 44 m

(144 ft)80 m

(262 ft)124 m

(407 ft)6,082 m ^{2}

(1.50 acres)14 m/s

(31 mph)Repower (Senvion) MM92 2.0 MW 46.25 m

(152 ft)100 m

(328 ft)146.25 m

(480 ft)6,720 m ^{2}

(1.66 acres)7.8-15.0 163 mph 11.2 m/s

(25 mph)Clipper Liberty 2.5 MW

(4 × 650 KW)44.5 m

(146 ft)80 m

(262 ft)124.5 m

(409 ft)6,221 m ^{2}

(1.54 acres)9.7-15.5 163 mph c. 11.5 m/s

(c. 26 mph)46.5 m

(153 ft)126.5 m

(415 ft)6,793 m ^{2}

(1.68 acres)169 mph 49.5 m

(162 ft)78 m

(256 ft)127.5 m

(418 ft)7,698 m ^{2}

(1.90 acres)180 mph Mitsubishi MWT95 2.4 MW 47.5 m

(156 ft)80 m

(262 ft)127.5 m

(418 ft)7,088 m ^{2}

(1.75 acres)9.0-16.9 188 mph 12.5 m/s

(28 mph)

*This figure is actually half the rotor diameter. The blade itself may be about a meter shorter, because it is attached to a large hub.

†Hub (tower) heights may vary; the more commonly used sizes are presented.

‡Rotor diameter (m) × π × rpm ÷ 26.82

§The rated, or nominal, wind speed is the speed at which the turbine produces power at its full capacity. For example the GE 1.5s does not generate 1.5 MW of power until the wind is blowing steadily at 27 mph or more. As the wind falls below that, power production falls exponentially.