Suzlon has installed India’s largest wind turbine with a rotor diameter of 128m and a capacity of 2.6-2.8MW.
The S128 was commissioned at the Sanganeri, site in Tamil Nadu for testing and certification by the end of 2018. It is the first prototype for this particular wind turbine and is the latest of Suzlon’s product offerings, built to reduce the levelised cost of energy (LCoE).
According to the press release: The S128 series offers 33% more swept area (12,860 m2) and is expected to deliver 32% more energy generation compared to the S111. It is designed to optimally harness wind resources at higher altitudes making low wind sites viable.
Group CEO, Suzlon Group, J.P. Chalasani said, “The S128 wind turbine is going to be a revolutionary product in India. It has been our continuous effort to reduce the levelised cost of energy (LCoE) and we continue to invest in R&D with an aim to develop technologically advanced and innovative products. It is a proud moment for us to manufacture, install and commission the largest wind turbine generator in the country. With its reduced levelised cost of energy (LCoE), cost effective design and superior performance S128 will unlock unviable sites and set new benchmarks in the Indian wind industry”
Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Suzlon Energy, Duncan Koerbel said, “Our focus is on developing efficient turbines that ensure higher ROI to our customers. The prototype of the S128 is delivering close to conventional fuel competitive Plant Load Factor (PLF). We are leveraging the S128 technology to further grow our portfolio to bring offshore size technology onshore to India and other developing markets.”