Wind turbines manufacturers are growing their capacity in India to boost the country’s exports, although the national industry is struggling.
India is well placed to become a manufacturing center for the wind power industry and is evolving as a crucial part of the global supply chain, according to Ben Backwell, executive head of the World Wind Energy Council. The cost of production in India is very competitive and engineering is very strong.
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A / S introduced earlier this month that it will establish a new gondola and hub assembly factory in India, which will be operational next year. The company hopes to grow “the export capabilities of India with the aim of making it a world center for renewable energy manufacturing.”
The wind turbine industry of the South Asian nation is facing difficulties receiving orders after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government adopted the auctions in 2017 as a preferred method for wind projects. The measure has very few orders for domestic manufacturers such as Suzlon Energy Ltd. and Inox Wind Ltd. although the nation wants to reach 175 gigawatts of installed renewable energy capacity by 2022.
While the fluctuation to auctions has resulted in lower tariffs, the construction of this new capacity has faced difficulties in attaining land and accessing the network. India has installed less than 2 gigawatts of wind projects annually in the last two years, leaving most of its 13.5 gigawatts of manufacturing capacity untouched.