Suzlon's S111 120m 2.1MW wind turbine has achieved 42% Plant Load Factor (PLF) in its first 12 months of operation at the Jamanwada site in Kutch district of Gujarat.
The prototype was commissioned in March 2016. The 42% PLF demonstrated by S111 120m is 20% higher than 35% PLF achieved by S97 120m in its first 12 months performance at the same location.
The S111 wind turbine generator is the latest addition to the 2.1 MW platform and features the time tested Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) technology. With a swept area of 9,852 m2 the S111 120m is designed to optimally harness wind resources at higher altitudes making low wind sites viable. It not only delivers superior energy yield, but also offers higher return on investment for customers.
The new fleet of Suzlon has garnered encouraging market response from customer segments across the board.
J.P. Chalasani, Group CEO, Suzlon Group said “The S111 120m 2.1MW wind turbine is a game changer in the industry. It has been our continuous effort to reduce the levelised cost of energy (LCoE) and we continue to invest in R&D with an aim to develop technologically advanced and innovative products.
"It is a proud moment for us to witness the prototype of S111 120m 2.1 MW turbine deliver ~42% PLF. It has successfully generated yield of 7.66 million Kwh over the last 12 months. With its reduced levelised cost of energy (LCoE), cost effective design and superior performance S111 120m will unlock unviable sites and set new benchmarks in the Indian wind industry”
Duncan Koerbel, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Suzlon Energy, said “We are very pleased with the performance of our new wind turbine model S111 120m. By delivering ~42% PLF, the turbine performance has validated our design goals. Our focus is on developing efficient turbines to make previously unviable sites viable.
"The world needs more and more renewable energy systems and Suzlon’s technology will continue to play a crucial role in powering a greener tomorrow.”