Siemens targets low wind areas for direct drive turbine

| | Updated on: Apr 13, 2011
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Siemens said it will target low wind markets with a clear focus on generation-based customers for its recently launched direct drive wind turbine.

“The potential of wind energy is tremendous in India and we believe that the conditions are right for such a development. We have a strong focus on renewable energy market and we are strategically positioned to play a key role in this segment.” Mr Armin Bruck, Managing Director, Siemens, said.

Siemens said large rotor and low rating allows the turbine to exploit predominantly low wind conditions. A full power net converter ensures better power quality and grid stability. The direct drive technology provides a simple design with 50 per cent fewer parts and 70 per cent less moving parts reducing mechanical complexity and the need for maintenance. A revolutionary direct drive generator and the new optimised quantum blade are paired to extract maximum results even from moderate winds. The wind turbine is highly appropriate for Indian conditions and designed to deliver unparalleled performance and reliability.

Siemens said India's cumulative installed capacity at 13 GW (as on December 2010) is set to reach 64 GW by 2020 (as per Global Wind Energy Council estimates).

The company has over 9,600 wind turbines with a total capacity of over 13,000 MW installed worldwide and will manufacture these products at Vadodara, Gujarat.

Published on April 13, 2011

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