Suzlon Group recently surpassed yet another milestone by expanding the capacity of Asia’s largest wind farm at Kutch, Gujarat to 1100 MW. With this expansion, Suzlon now generates 1800 MW in Gujarat thus accounting for 20% of Suzlon’s total pan-India capacity of over 8250 MW. Commemorating this landmark occasion, the company unveiled its S97 120m wind turbine.
The S97 120m is the world’s tallest hybrid tower model, designed indigenously to harness the wind energy across low wind sites. It is installed at Jamanwada, Kutch in Gujarat, India, and has successfully generated 1500-plus kWh in its pilot stage of three months. Figure 1
Speaking on the occasion, Hon. Chief Minister, State of Gujarat, Smt. Anandiben Patel said, “The challenge of global warming has given an opportunity, whereby the world is now looking at clean and renewable sources of energy to combat climate change. While the 20th century belonged to Information Technology (IT), the 21st century will be that of Environment Technology (ET). Gujarat has championed the cause of generating power through renewable sources and has adopted pioneering technologies in wind, solar and other renewable resources.Suzlon has played an integral part in enhancing Gujarat’s renewable energy portfolio. Suzlon took up the challenge put forth by Shri Narendra Modi of establishing 2,000 MW wind energy in Gujarat and Suzlon has already delivered 1080 MW in Kutch. We will continue to forge alliances with private players to harness the full potential of renewable energy in Gujarat.”
Tulsi Tanti, CMD, Suzlon Energy, said, “The S97 120 m hybrid tower, a potential game changer, is the result of our continued focus to invest in next generation technologies that will provide energy efficient solutions thus ensuring higher yields to our customers. As the world is waking up and implementing measures to combat climate change, the contribution of wind energy in the energy architecture mix across the world has increased manifold. Governments are now pivoting their attention on renewables to provide the much needed energy security for their respective countries.” Sidebar
Suzlon group’s leadership in offshore wind turbine is a testament of the organizations technological prowess. It continues to drive innovation by focusing the R&D efforts to develop cost efficient and reliable wind turbine technology. The group has a wide range of on-shore and off-shore energy solutions ranging from sub-megawatt onshore turbines at 600 kilowatts to 6.15 MW offshore turbine. The group is catering to over 2,500 customers across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, and North and South America. The S97 120M hub height hybrid tower is part of Suzlon’s S9X turbine suite.
— Source: Suzlon Group