The electrical control systems will be deployed in 2 MW doubly-fed induction wind turbines licensed from AMSC’s wholly-owned AMSC Windtec™ subsidiary under a contract announced in May 2009.
Under the contract Inox can manufacture and sell the wind turbines globally. Inox recently erected and commissioned its first 2 MW wind turbine and has already begun volume production.
“India has tremendous power demands and serious carbon emission and pollution issues, all of which are now being addressed through the deployment of renewable energy technologies, particularly wind turbines, that produce substantial amounts of electricity with zero-emissions,” says Devansh Jain, Director of Inox Wind.
“We intend to be a market leader in the high-growth wind power market in India and to eventually become an exporter of wind turbines to other parts of the world. With our first wind turbine now commissioned and our manufacturing plants operational, we are on track to begin full-scale production later this year.”
India’s enormous wind potential
According to Emerging Energy Research (EER), India had nearly 11 GW of wind power installed at the end of 2009, making it the world’s fifth largest wind power market.
EER expects that India will more than double its installed capacity to nearly 24 GW by the end of 2015 and will triple its installed base to more than 34 GW by the end of 2020.
According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the global wind power installed base is expected to more than double from 158,505 MW in 2009 to more than 347 GW by the end of 2013.