Oct 5: Suzlon, the renewable energy major, has said that they have built the primary prototype of what it had earlier called the tallest hybrid concrete tubular Wind Turbine Generator in the country.
The 140-meter tall tower which is a combination of concrete base and foundation supports a tubular steel tower and it avoids an exponential increase in weight and costs of steel tubular towers. The prototype is situated in the Tirunelveli district, in Tamil Nadu.
The company said that the HCT tower is apt in the competitive bidding regime where large-scale value projects of 200-500 MW are being commissioned in the industry. In a press release issued by the company, they mentioned that in order to reduce overall loads the S120 rotor integrates fourth generation rotor aerodynamics and improved pitch control systems.
JP Chalasani, CEO at Suzlon Group has been quoted as saying by news reports that that due to the competitive bidding, the Indian wind energy market has evolved. Offering technologically advanced products which are suited for the Indian sites have become important.
He also added that the company will invest in research and development to come up with innovative products which reduce the cost of energy. Over 11.9 GW of the group’s installation of windpower in the country is made by Suzlon.