Suzlon Energy Commissions Largest Wind Turbine In India
One of India’s leading wind energy solutions providers, Suzlon Energy, has announced a new wind turbine that could help generate significant savings for project developers as competition in India’s wind energy sector intensifies.
Suzlon Energy announced in a press release that it has commissioned India’s largest wind turbine so far. At 140 meter hub height the turbine gives an output of around 2.6-2.8 megawatts.
The company has not launched the turbine commercially. It has installed a prototype at a location in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, the leading state in terms of installed wind energy capacity.
According to the company,
Testing is underway with certification expected in Q3 of Calendar Year 2018 (CY2018). The S128 wind turbine generator is the latest addition to Suzlon’s product portfolio and features the time tested Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) technology. It also consists of the country’s largest rotor blade measuring 63 meters and has a rotor diameter of 128 meters.
It is designed to optimally harness wind resources at higher altitudes making low wind sites viable. This next generation turbine is well equipped to improve energy yield and support competitive tariff environment in India while protecting customers return on investment (ROI).