December 16, 2010
Suzlon Group crosses 15,000 MW in wind installations across the world
- 15,000 MW of cumulative installations; 10,500 turbines; covering over
1,800 customers across 25 countries
- Accounts for nearly nine per cent of the worlds total wind
- Capacity can generate enough green energy to power more than 13
million households annually
- Offsets ~27 million tonnes of CO2e* annually, equivalent to planting
~1,275 million trees
Pune: Suzlon Group, the worlds third leading** wind turbine manufacturer, announced that it has
crossed 15 GW (gigawatt) of cumulative installations in 25 countries worldwide, amounting to 9 per cent
of the worlds total wind power installations. The cumulative power generation from the 15 GW
capacity has the potential to light up more than 13 million## households every year.
The Suzlons Groups 15 GW of worldwide installations includes 10 GW by Suzlon Energy
Limited and 5 GW by REpower Systems AG in which Suzlon Energy Limited is a majority
shareholder with a holding of over 90 per cent. It covers Group onshore and offshore installations
Speaking on this significant milestone, Mr. Tulsi R Tanti, founder, Chairman and Managing
Director Suzlon Energy Limited, said: The 15,000 MW mark is a great achievement
for the Group and a testament to the trust placed in us by our stakeholders. From our
humble beginnings just 15 years ago, we have grown to be a world leader in wind energy.
This landmark signifies the growing acceptance and importance of wind in the energy mix,
and Suzlons role in bringing that about.
As we look ahead, there is incredible potential waiting to be tapped. Global wind potential
is estimated at 72,000 GW more than four times the current world energy consumption
and we have barely scraped the surface. Harnessing this potential means providing for a
clean, green future, sustainable livelihoods, and very important energy security. As a
Group, we are well positioned to compete in the global wind market and play our part in
providing ecologically sustainable development all over the world.
In past the 15 years, Suzlon has grown from strength to strength. From a small India-based
operation in 1995, the Suzlon Group has grown to be a leading wind power company with
manufacturing facilities, supply chain operations, project management and operations and
maintenance in over 32 countries across six continents. The Group offers customers a
comprehensive product line to suit every customers need from 600 kW to 6 MW wind
turbines catering to both the onshore and offshore wind market.
The Suzlon Group has a fully integrated supply chain with manufacturing facilities on three
continents; Asia, Europe and North America. Suzlon drives research and development as an
integral part of the business and has, through the years, established facilities for R&D of
composite wind turbine technology in Germany and Denmark, aerodynamic development in
The Netherlands, Denmark and India, and Engineering Centers across India.
The Group has a over 13,000 employees across 32 countries on six continents. The group
follows a global experience, local expertise approach to talent which gives us the
advantage of leveraging local talent and creating a global expert workforce.
Suzlon in India
Suzlon accounts for nearly half of the countrys total wind installations and has added over
5,500 MW of wind power capacity for over 1,600 customers across 40 windfarms locations
in eight states. Today, Suzlon is Indias largest wind turbine manufacturer and has been
leading the eind energy market in India for the past 12 years with nearly 50 per cent yearon-year
market share. Suzlon has built one of the biggest windparks in the world the
Sankeneri windpark which has an installed base of 686.30 MW. The largest windpark of
India is in Kutch and has a total capacity of 806.20 MW installed by Suzlon. The Dhule
windpark in Maharashtra is significant in Suzlons contribution to the states wind capacity
with an installed base of 690.05 MW.
With an aim to positively impact the communities in the Suzlon neighborhood, the Suzlon
Foundation was incorporated in 2007. The Foundation has partnered with experienced and
committed NGOs and Government Departments to implement over 120 projects running in
across eight states and two Union Territories; directly benefiting 33,000 vulnerable families
in 466 Indian villages.