The Suzlon Group, a global renewable energy solutions’ provider, announced the completion of the Type Testing and Certification of its S111 turbine for 50 Hz and 60 Hz variants.
This testing was carried out and certification awarded by an accredited independent third-party testing agency TÜV NORD. The certification acknowledges conformity with standards and regulations for the design, testing, and manufacturing of the S111.
Suzlon’s new turbine belongs to the company’s proven 2.1-MW family, and was designed to ensure the highest safety standards while offering the lowest lifecycle cost to help drive down the price of energy for customers. It features a rotor diameter of 111.8 meters with a swept area of more than 9,500 square meters, making it one of the highest yielding wind turbines in its class.
The S111 delivered approximately 102% of its design power curve, translating to higher than projected power generation and improved returns for customers.
“This is the third consecutive blade program where the certified performance has exceeded our design goals,” shared Duncan Koerbel, Chief Technology Officer, Suzlon Energy, “This is a tribute to our multinational R&D teams located in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, the U.S., and India. Our aerodynamics and system design capabilities continues to improve, leading to better AEP (annual energy production) of wind power plants.”
Suzlon currently has more than 7,350 MW of installed capacity of the 2.1-MW class turbines globally, with more than 3,500 turbines installed in 17 countries that combine to total over 92,253,180 operating hours.
“The new S111 blade has been designed to optimally harness available wind, delivering nearly 20% higher energy as compared to the S97, thereby ensuring higher ROI to customers,” added Koerbel.
The Suzlon Group
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