Suzlon Group, the world's fifth largest wind turbine manufacturer, announced the launch of its newest wind turbine – the S111 - 2.1 MW machine designed for low wind speed sites. Featuring a rotor diameter of 111 meters, and a swept area of more than 9,500 squaremeters, the S111 is the latest generation of Suzlon’s 2.1 MW fleet, and one of the highest-yielding IEC Class III wind turbines of any comparable class machine.
While announcing the new product at WINDPOWER 2012 in Atlanta and speaking at the launch, Mr.Tulsi Tanti, Chairman – Suzlon Group said: “We are extremely pleased to introduce the S111 wind turbine. This new turbine builds on our extensive experience operating over 2,500 units of our S88, S95 and S97 2.1 MW turbine platforms around the world." The S111 tower has heights of 95 and 120 meters, and combined with all new third generation rotor, the S111 will deliver a 20 to 29 percent increase in annual energy production over S97 design in a 90 meter configuration.
The S111 program will have its first prototype operational in late 2013 and serial production will begin in 2014. With the launch of the new S111 - 2.1 MW Suzlon is officially making the turbine available for sale.
In addition to being backed by Suzlon’s award-winning safety program and service team, the S111 customer will further benefit from a 10-year all-inclusive service and warranty program.
S95 Power Curve improved additional two percent: Also being introduced was Suzlon’s improved IEC Class II S95 – 2.1MW turbine with an improved power curve offering an additional two percent performance advantage. Ideal for medium wind sites, Suzlon’s S95-2.1 MW turbine equipped with blades developed by Suzlon Blade Technologies was introduced in 2011. The S95 utilizes industry standard components, including proven DFIG technology and is closely aligned with the successful S88 - 2.1 MW workhorse turbine which currently boasts over 2,500 installed turbines in 13 countries.
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News published on 05 / 06 / 2012 by Bharat Vasandani