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India Wind Turbine Industry to see raft of new above 2 MW launches (Suzlon,Kenersys,Regen,Siemens) as competition increases

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Wind Power in India is the 5th biggest wind energy market in the world with more than 2 Gw of wind capacity being installed in the country.However Wind Energy Companies in India are seeing increasing competition from the entry of low cost Chinese Wind Turbine manufacturers Shanghai Electric and Dongfang.Chinese Wind Companies have seen astronomical growth in the last 5 years to occupy 7 of the top 15 global positions in the top wind companies in the world from zero.On the other hand India has only Suzlon in that list. Wind Turbines in India which are not as sophisticated and advanced in the western market with most turbines being of lower than 1 MW capacity.However with increasing focus on improving the LCOE and development of low wind locations,India Turbine producers are concentrating on introducing higher capacity 2.5 MW turbines and advanced technology like “direct drive” wind turbines.

  1. Siemens which is one of the most advanced turbine producers in the world and the largest green company as well plans to manufacture SWT-2.3-113 (Direct Drive) suitable for low wind sites at Vadodara, Gujarat with an annual capacity of 250 MW.
  2. Kenersys which is  part of the Baba Kalyani Group and is one of the most promising of the new wind turbine producers has also decided to introduce K100 2.5MW with 100 meter rotor diameter which is used by Vattenfall one of the biggest wind farm developers in the world
  3. Regen Powertech another small Indian wind turbine producer plans to sell a 2.5 MW turbine in a couple of years to cope up with the bigger players in the market.Till now the biggest turbine it sells has a capacity of 1.5 MW
  4. Suzlon the biggest wind turbine producer in India has decided to launch a S9X suite of turbines.The 2-MW class machines come in two variants of 90-m and 100-m hub heights and rotor diameter of 95 m and 97 m. The S95 will be launched in the second quarter of the current year and the S97 in the fourth quarter

Abhishek Shah

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