Suzlon Manufactures India’s Longest Wind Turbine Blade of 63 Meters.
Source: Suzlon Group longest wind turbine blade at its Padubidri Rotor Blade Unit.
21 March 2018.
Suzlon Group, India’s largest renewable energy solutions provider, has designed & manufactured the country’s longest wind turbine blade at its Padubidri Rotor Blade Unit.
The advanced blade (SB 63) measures 63 meters in length & has been specifically developed for Suzlon’s new S128 wind turbine family, with a rotor diameter of 128 meters, 1.5 times taller than the India Gate monument in terms of height.
This blade has been engineered with a carbon girder which provides the capability to utilize thinner aerodynamic profiles & delivers higher lift with less drag to contribute to the turbine’s excellent performance in low wind sites.
The blade also incorporates flat back technology at the root that minimizes drag & saves additional weight and cost.
The S128 series offers ~33 percent more swept area (12,860 m2) & is expected to deliver ~32 percent more energy generation compared to the S111.
With an increase in the swept area, Suzlon’s next generation turbine is well equipped to improve energy yield & support competitive tariff environment in India, while protecting our customers’ return on investment.
These rotor blades will be transported using an innovative two-fold transport system, which will use a specialized ‘Adapter Trailer’ for the first time in India.
This innovative approach will ensure a safe, cost effective & time efficient mode of transport for the 63 meters-long rotor blade to the most remote areas. SOURCE: Insights