February 19, 2009
Suzlon powers wind project site with solar
Initiative to reduce fuel utilization, carbon emissions at windfarms
Pune: Suzlon Energy Limited, the worlds fifth largest and Indias leading wind turbine
manufacturer, has established the first wind farm site to utilize solar energy to power
site operations in Adwadi, Nasik.
As most wind farms are located in remote and often underdeveloped regions, small
back-up diesel generators are sometimes needed for basic requirements at the site
Working to cut down even these minimal carbon emissions, Suzlon has undertaken a
pilot project to power a project site office with solar power. The project features 20 PV
panels supplied by TATA BP Solar that provide power to the site office as well as the
project yard. It eliminates the need for generator sets, eliminating diesel and oil
consumption, emissions and providing long term cost savings.
Speaking on the project, Mr. Rohit Modi, President (India) - Suzlon Energy Ltd. said:
At Suzlon, we realize the importance of social responsibility and environmental
integrity. This project is another step forward in our commitment to powering a
greener, emission free future, and we aim to replicate this initiative across our sites in
Speaking on the project , Mr. Krishnappa Subramanya, CEO - TATA BP Solar India Ltd.
Said: We are pleased to partner with Suzlon in this project. This is a great example of
blending renewable technologies to create synergies and fully sustainable power
solutions. Mainstream renewable technologies like wind and solar are key to secure
energy supplies and combating the climate change challenge.