GE launches wind turbines for India

GE on Friday launched the 1.7-103 wind turbine, its first wind turbine, developed and engineered specifically for India’s low-wind speed conditions.

For wind farm operators, the turbine’s large 103-meter rotor will help deliver high-efficiency output and attractive project economics, a release from the company said.

The 1.7-103 also provides a 30 per cent increase in annual energy production compared to its predecessor 1.6-82.5, it added.

Banmali Agrawala, President and CEO, GE South Asia, said, “Our latest offering underscores the company’s effort to provide localised solutions to India.”

A 100 megawatt wind farm powered by 1.7-103 turbines can generate electricity required to fulfil the needs of 4,13,000 Indian homes per year, the statement added.