Suzlon and associates commission their first Operational Offshore Met Station in the Arabian Sea
- Installed at 16 kilometers (kms) from the shore at south west of Jakhau port in Kutch, Gujarat
- The LiDAR based met station is expected to collect data for a period of two years.
- Met station will be powered by solar energy
J.P. Chalasani, Group CEO, Suzlon Group said, “Given India’s coastline of 7,600 kms, the country has enormous potential for offshore wind energy and it can potentially repeat the success achieved in onshore wind energy. The government’s plan to auction 5 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind power capacities next year is a progressive move and will help the industry achieve the target of having 175 GW renewable energy capacity by 2022. Having pioneered the wind industry in India, it is indeed a proud moment for us to commission our first Operational Offshore Met Station. The installation of the offshore wind met station will aid in better assessment of offshore wind and will lead the way in harnessing India’s vast offshore wind energy potential.”
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