Indian Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy says that they're planning to build 3.5 gigawatts of renewable electricity infrastructure, mostly in China and India at a cost of $5 B. They did not, however, say when the projects would be completed.
The amount of power is certainly substantial, but only a fraction of the growing need in China and India, where the thirst for electrons has been growing by gigawatts per week for the last few years.
That thirst, so far, has been quenched almost exclusively by coal. Suzlon's commitment to attempt to (at least in part) leapfrog coal with renewable energy is certainly admirable. But there's little doubt that these projects will be pretty darned profitable.
Suzlon Energy formerly just built the turbines. But recently they've gotten into the energy production game as well, with 30 wind farms on the ground already, and two that are more than 500 megawatts in size.
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