Wednesday, 27 August 2008

India's Suzlon Energy Encounters Headwinds at Home

CHENNAI, India -- Suzlon Energy Ltd., the world's fifth-largest wind- turbine maker by sales, is facing complaints in its home market of India over technical problems with turbines, only months after blades it sold to U.S. buyers began cracking.

Some of Suzlon Energy's largest Indian customers say their turbines fail to generate anywhere near the amount of electricity expected, suffer from excessive vibrations during high winds and have control problems costing them millions of dollars in lost power revenue.

"The machines are not fit to handle the wind," said Shrenik Baldota, managing director of MSPL Ltd., an Indian mining company

Thanks: WSJ

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