Suzlon Commissions India’s Largest Wind Turbine

Suzlon Energy announced 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.

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).

 Developers using this turbine would be able to place very competitive bids. India plans to have at least 60 gigawatts of operational wind energy capacity by March 2022.

Suzlon would hope that the new turbine brings in some much-needed boost in sales as well. Despite having a share of 35% in India’s installed wind energy capacity, the company has faced stiff competition from the likes of Gamesa over the last few years.