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Monday, 23 February 2009

Suzlon utilizes solar energy to power wind farm site operations in Maharashtra

Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy has established a wind farm site to utilize solar energy to power site operations in Adwadi, Nasik in Maharashtra.

As most wind farms are located in remote and often underdeveloped regions, small back-up diesel generators are sometimes needed for basic requirements at the site offices. Working to cut down even these minimal carbon emissions, Suzlon has undertaken a pilot project to power a project site office with solar power.

The project features 20 photovoltaic panels supplied by Tata BP Solar that provide power to the site office as well as the project yard. It eliminates the need for generator sets, eliminating diesel and oil consumption, emissions and providing long term cost savings.

Rohit Modi, president of India business for Suzlon Energy India, said: "At Suzlon, we realize the importance of social responsibility and environmental integrity. This project is another step forward in our commitment to powering a greener, emission free future, and we aim to replicate this initiative across our sites in the country."

Source : EC

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