The Suzlon Edge
With prices of oil, coal and gas at historically high levels, the wind industry had installed more than 20,000 MW of wind energy, representing a $37 billion investment in 2007. Besides high prices, wind energy represented a solution for consumers seeking an energy source that would not add to the problems associated with global climate change. Suzlon Energy Limited (Suzlon), India's largest manufacturer of wind turbines had evolved from a small family-run business into a global enterprise spanning across four continents in just over a decade. But would the costs associated with the aggressive growth policy be too much for a young company to handle?