Wind turbine manufacturer, Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL) today said it had crossed 5,000 MW of wind power turbines in India.
According to Suzlon, this cumulative power generation capacity has the potential to light up four million homes every year.
Suzlon's wind power installations account for nearly half of the country's total wind installations spread across 40 sites in eight states, with Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat, accounnting for over 1,000 MW each.
Suzlon chairman and managing director Tulsi R Tanti says, ''In just over a decade, India's wind market has grown from just around 50 MW per year to nearly 2,000 MW per year.''
Suzlon has been present in the wind energy market in India for the past 12 years with nearly 50 per cent YoY market share.
It handles wind power projects for corporates like the Birla Group, Tata Group, the Reliance Group, the ITC Group, L&T, as well as public sector companies like GSPL, HPCL, Indian Oil, ONGC, Indian Railways amongst others.
''Under the Prime Minister's national action plan for climate change, India has a target to source 15 per cent of electrical power from renewables by 2020. We have already secured one fourth of our target, and wind is the highest contributor at ~70 per cent of the country's total grid connected renewable power capacity.