India’s Suzlon Group is planning to develop 3,000 megawatts of renewable energy projects by 2020 in the state of Gujarat.
The company, ranked as the world’s fifth-largest wind turbine maker, already has a portfolio of 1,800MW of projects in the state. , “Renewable energy is the key catalyst for the economic growth of our country,” said Suzlon Group Chairman Tulsi Tanti. “Wind energy will give a fillip to the manufacturing industry in the country.
“As the world is waking up and implementing measures to combat climate change, the contribution of wind energy in the energy architecture mix across the world has increased manifold.”
The state government is targeting 10GW of installed wind capacity. Suzlon has over 25GW of installed capacity in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America.
The company is also the producer of one of the largest turbines in the world, with a capacity of 6.15 MW. Late last year, it said that it is planning to diversify into solar projects, and identified sites at Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh states to set up plants with at least 50MW of capacity each within a year.