Looking to improve the performance of its wind turbine electrical control systems, Inox Wind Limited (IWL), part of India’s Inox Group of Companies, has selected American Superconductor (News - Alert) Corporation (AMSC).
With its facility in Una (Himachal Pradesh) India, Inox Wind Limited (IWL) currently has the ability to manufacture 400 of its 2 MW wind turbines. In the decades to come, demand for electric power in India from wind and other energy sources is expected to continue to grow. According to the Indian Wind Energy Association, India had 11,800 MW of wind power installed at the end of March 2010.
AMSC offers an array of proprietary technologies and solutions spanning the electric power infrastructure – from generation to delivery to end use.
“India is expected to be a major market for clean technology solutions, and Inox Wind is well positioned to be a leader in this sector,” said AMSC founder and Chief Executive Officer Greg Yurek. “Inox has rapidly established a wind turbine manufacturing capacity of 800 MW per year and, with this new $9 million order, Inox is becoming one of our key wind turbine manufacturing customer.”
By the end of 2015, IHS (News - Alert) Emerging Energy Research expects that India will more than double its installed capacity to nearly 24,000 MW and will triple its installed base to more than 34,000 MW by the end of 2020, the report stated. In 2009, the global wind power installed base is expected to more than double from 158,505 MW and to more than 347,000 MW by the end of 2013.
In June 2010, the company partnered with the Global Wind Day 2010, to offer a major milestone by producing over 15,000 megawatts of wind power around the globe. The company produces wind power with its proprietary electronic solutions. This quantity of zero-emission electricity is enough the power around 4.5 million households in the United States. It signifies almost 10 percent of the world's 158,000 megawatts wind power.Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Tammy Wolf