Renewable energy company Suzlon Group has announced it has received the Golden Peacock Award 2016 for its S97 2.1 MW hybrid wind turbine.
The S97 has an all-steel hybrid tower which won the award’s ‘Eco-Innovation’ category. The Golden Peacock Eco Innovation Award is awarded for a product or service demonstrating a quantum jump in the exploitation of current technology to achieve maximum customer satisfaction at minimum cost. The award encourages systemic innovation in organization to make cutting edge products and best in class services that are not only environmentally friendly but also offer reliable and affordable power.
“The Golden Peacock award is a testament to our efforts and continued focus since inception on innovation and technology” said Mr J.P. Chalasani, Group CEO, Suzlon. “Driven by the vision to power a greener tomorrow, Suzlon has leveraged its technological strength to accelerate action against climate change and develop products aimed at reducing the cost of energy. We are proud to receive this recognition for our S97 120m, hybrid tower turbine and I take this opportunity to congratulate our technology and supply chain team. With this installation, Suzlon brought a new technology for bolted joint engineering first time introduced and commercialized in India. Technology has been the cornerstone of our growth since the past 21 years and we are committed to introduce next generation products.”
At 120 metres, the S97 is the world’s tallest all-steel hybrid tower design. It combines both lattice and tubular structures and was designed and commissioned primarily to enable harnessing the enhanced availability of wind resources at higher altitudes, thus maximising energy yields in low wind regimes. The combination of lattice and tubular offers enhanced structural stability at lower costs. Thanks to the broad base of the lattice component of the tower, it can support higher load and also reduces the steel requirement apart from being logistic-friendly. The S97 120m has become a preferred choice for customers in India and has already commissioned 134 units, corresponding to a commissioned capacity of 281 MW.