The turbine with 103m rotor is claimed to deliver high-efficiency output and attractive project economics, as well as enhance annual energy production by 30% compared to its 1.6-82.5 wind turbine.

According to the company, a 100MW wind farm powered by 1.7-103 turbines, has the ability to produce clean electricity for around 413,000 Indian homes per year, while offsetting carbon emissions of 291,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

GE South Asia president and CEO Banmali Agrawala said the launch of new 1.7-103 wind turbine is a testament to company’s commitment to energising India and catering to country’s low wind speed environment.

"As GE’s latest wind turbine for India’s low wind speed, the 1.7-103 offers performance and reliability that exceeds industry standards," added Agrawala.

Image: GE has designed new wind turbine for India’s low-wind speed conditions. Photo: courtesy of dan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.