Suzlon Group, a global turbine manufacturer, announced that its innovative S97-HT DFIG 2.1-MW wind turbine has achieved 35% PLF over the last 12 months. The prototype with Suzlon’s All-Steel Hybrid Tower, was commissioned on June 9th, 2014 in India.
The S97-HT DFIG is currently the world’s tallest steel hybrid tower at 120 meters in height. The design combines lattice and tubular structures, and is engineered to harness the enhanced availability of wind resources at higher altitudes — making low-wind sites viable.
The S97-HT DFIG increases energy output by 12 to 15% over other turbines of the same capacity and at 90 m in height. The combination of lattice and tubular provides for enhanced tower strength at a lower cost. Because of the broad base, the three-dimensional lattice structure can support a heavier weight and, therefore, reduces the amount of steel required for the structure.
So far the turbine has received encouraging response from customers across global segments as reflected in the ~350 MW of orders the company has received since its launch at Nani Ber District of Kutch in Gujarat.
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