The company said that for wind farm operators, the turbine’s large 103m rotor will help deliver high-efficiency output and attractive project economics.

The 1.7-103 also provides a 30% increase in annual energy production compared to its predecessor, the 1.6-82.5 wind turbine.

A 100MW wind farm powered by 1.7-103 turbines can generate enough electricity to power 413,000 Indian homes per year and offset carbon emissions of 291,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

GE South Asia president and CEO Banmali Agrawala said, "The launch of our new 1.7-103 wind turbine is a testament to GE’s commitment to energizing India and catering to India’s low wind speed environment. Our latest offering underscores the company’s effort to provide localized solutions to India."

"As GE’s latest wind turbine for India’s low wind speed, the 1.7-103 offers performance and reliability that exceeds industry standards. With the 1.7-103, GE has invested in powering India in a cleaner way."