By September 2005, India is expected to have the largest wind farm in Asia at Sankaneri in the state of Tamil Nadu. 900 turbines, with a planned total output of 500 MW, will be installed at an altitude of 1150 m on the Sahyadri hills. The Indian company Suzlon Energy Ltd has developed and produced a turbine 80 m high with a diameter of 88 m and a production capacity of 2 MW constituting the largest turbine outside of Europe. With more than 3500 MW, India is the world's fifth largest producer of wind power.
Sources: The Economic Times, 25 / 12 / 2004
Editor: ROBIC Erwan