Turbine Industry in 2018-2019
India added 2.4GW of new wind capacity in 2019 –marginally above its 2018 installations of 2.3GW. The top two turbine makers grabbed 49% of the Indian market in 2019. Siemens Gamesa emerged as the top turbine supplier in 2019, pushing the last year’s number one, Suzlon, into second place. Vestas, Inox Wind, GE Renewable Energy and Envision Energy together grabbed 47% market share. The remaining 4% was supplied by five other manufacturers.
A hangover from last year’s problems over land acquisition and transmission connectivity will trouble wind project developers and manufacturers in 2020 as well. Expect 2.6GW of new wind capacity additions in 2020, roughly 8% higher than the 2019 total, according to Industry Experts.
Suzlon’s market share in total installations dropped to 19 per cent in 2019, from 41 per cent in 2018 as the company faced financial and operational challenges. Suzlon installed 0.46 GW of projects in 2019, 50 per cent lower than its installations in 2018.
Vestas supplied 15 per cent of the projects commissioned in 2019 and delivered 0.35 GW of projects in 2019, about 12 per cent lower than in the previous year.
Inox Wind installed 0.26 GW of projects in 2019 and managed to increase its market share to 11 per cent from 6 per cent in 2018.
GE India supplied 0.25 GW of turbines and accounted for 11 per cent of the total installations in 2019. In 2019, only one power producer commissioned wind turbines made by GE.
State wise Data
Gujarat saw the highest installations across India, at 1.4 GW, accounting for 59 per cent of all additions in 2019, followed by Tamil Nadu with 28 per cent. Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan did not commission even a single turbine in 2019.