Suzlon Group, one of the leading global renewable energy solutions provider in the world, recently announced its repeat order win of 50.40 MW from a leading power utility. The project consists of 24 units of S97 120m hybrid tower with a rated capacity of 2.1 MW. Located in Kutch, Gujarat, the project will be completed by March 2017. Suzlon will execute the entire project on a turnkey basis and will also provide operation and maintenance services for an initial period of 14 years through an integrated service package. The project has the potential to provide power to over 27,000 households and reduce 0.10 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum. J.P. Chalasani, Group CEO, Suzlon Group said, “We are pleased to partner this leading power utility yet again in meeting their commitments of providing sustainable and affordable energy. India is witnessing a paradigm shift in the renewable energy landscape and it is heartening to witness power generation utilities embracing alternative energy to build up a robust sustainable energy architecture.
We are best equipped to pursue our efforts in bringing down the cost of energy with our comprehensive product portfolio, robust in-house R&D and more than two decades of experience in providing end-toend solutions to customers along with a dedicated Life Cycle Asset management service capability.” The S97 series of 2.1 MW WTG feature the time tested Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) technology which is designed to maximise generation at lower wind sites. It not only delivers higher energy output, but also offers higher return on investment for our customers. At a height of 120 meters the S97-120m is the Worlds’ tallest All-Steel Hybrid tower which combines both lattice and tubular structures, designed indigenously to harness the enhanced availability of wind resources at higher altitudes making low wind sites viable. The combination of lattice and tubular gives enhanced tower strength at lower cost. The three-dimensional lattice structure can support heavier weights due to the broad base and reduces the steel requirement apart from being logistic friendly. The prototype, set up in November 2014, at Kutch, Gujarat, achieved a PLF of 35%.