Speaking at the event, Dr. Abdullah said: "Renewable energy has a critical role to play in the nation’s development – and wind power has been one of the most important contributors in this space. "India is today the fifth largest wind farm market in the world. It is also a leader in exporting wind turbines to mature and emerging markets. Suzlon’s S97 is another example of our nation’s leadership in this important and fast-growing sector."
Tulsi R, Tanti, founder, Chairman and Managing Director,Suzlon Group said: "This is a proud moment for us. The S97 is an enhancement of our proven S88 technology platform, and extends our reach in medium and low wind speed sites abundant in India and around the world.
"This development would not have been possible without the visionary policies and encouragement from our Central and State governments, as well as the regulatory bodies and nodal agencies. Rajasthan in particular has been a leader in driving wind power development, and we are happy to inaugurate our first S97 installation in the world here today.
Suzlon S9X portfolio:
The S9X suite is an evolution of Suzlon’s proven S88 – 2.1 MW technology platform and is built around a core doubly fed induction generator-based technology. A compact and modular DFIG design allows ease of serviceability and meets the latest grid requirements for smoother wind power plant connectivity. New blade designs, with a rotor diameter of 95 meter and 97 meters, offer a larger swept area add to this with greater energy capture and power production from moderate to low wind speeds.
To ensure the highest standards in quality, Suzlon’s blade testing far exceeds industry baseline by simulating total life cycle of blade (one million cycles) in most extreme onsite conditions.
The turbines boast variable tower heights of 90 or 100 meters, leading to low cost optimization and higher power generation. The S9X turbines also comply with low voltage regulation requirements, this leads to better compliance with grid regulation. Additionally, improved sub-systems – like the new pitch and yaw systems – have increased system reliability of the machines.
The Suzlon Group is ranked as the world’s fifth largest wind turbine supplier, in terms of cumulative installed capacity, at the end of 2010. The company’s global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with over 17,000 MW of wind energy capacity installed in 28 countries, operations across 32 countries, a workforce of over 13,000 and revenues of approximately US$ 4 billion.
The Group offers one of the most comprehensive product wind urbines portfolios – ranging from sub-megawatt on-shore wind turbines at 600 Kilowatts (KW), to the world’s largest commercial 6.15 MW offshore wind turbine – with a vertically integrated, low-cost, manufacturing base. The Group comprises of Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including REpower Systems SE in which the company currently holds ~95 per cent share.
The Suzlon Group is headquartered at One Earth, a 10.13-acre campus in Pune, India, powered a 100 percent by renewable energy. One Earth has achieved Platinum-level LEED certification, the highest level of green-building certification.