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Farooq Abdullah dedicates first Suzlon S97 wind turbine in Rajasthan, India

According to reports, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah inaugurated and dedicated to the nation wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon’s latest offering, the S97 2.1 MW wind turbine, at a ceremony in Tejuva, Rajasthan yesterday.

“Renewable energy has a critical role to play in thenation’s development – and wind energy has been one of the most importantcontributors in this space,” Dr Abdullah said on the occasion.

“India is today the fifth largest wind power market in the world. It is also a leader in exporting wind turbines to mature and emerging markets. Suzlon’s S97 is another example of our nation’s leadership in this important and fast-growing sector,” the minister said.

Suzlon Group founder, Chairman and Managing Director Tulsi R Tanti said the S97 was an enhancement of the company’s proven S88 technology platform and extended its reach in medium and low-wind speed sites abundant in India and around the world.

“This development would not have been possible without the visionary policies and encouragement from our Central and State governments, as well as the regulatory bodies and nodal agencies. Rajasthan, in particular, has been a leader in driving wind power development, and we are happy to inaugurate our first S97 installation in the world here today.

“We stand proud of our contribution to the wind sector in India, the national economy, and society at large,” he said.

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