Wind Turbine

Together WE power the next generation

The wind is a clean, free, and readily available renewable energy source. Each day, around the world, wind turbines are capturing the wind’s power and converting it to electricity. This source of power generation plays an increasingly important role in the way we power our world.

With an installed capacity of 35625.97MW (March 2019) of wind energy, Renewable Energy Sources (excluding large Hydro) currently accounts for 22% of India’s overall installed power capacity of 356100.19MW. Wind Energy holds the major portion of 45.5% of total RE capacity (78316.39MW) among renewable and continued as the largest supplier of clean energy.

Wind Potential in India

The Government of India, under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, has announced a laudable Renewable Energy target of 175GW by 2022 out of which 60GW will be coming from wind power. The Wind Potential in India was first evaluated by National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) at 50m hub-height i.e. 49GW but according to the survey at 80m hub height, the potential grows as much as 102GW. Further, a new study by NIWE at 100m height has estimated a potential 302GW. One of the major advantages of wind energy is its inherent strength to support rural employment and uplift of the rural economy. Further, unlike all other sources of power generation, wind energy does not consume any water which in itself will become a scarce commodity. Generally, the future of Wind Energy in India is bright as energy security and self- sufficiency is identified as the significant driver. The biggest advantage of wind energy is that the fuel is free, and also it doesn’t produce Carbon Dioxide (CO₂) emission. The wind farm can be built reasonably fast, the wind farm land can be used for farming as well thus serving a dual purpose, and it is cost-effective as compared to other forms of renewable energy. (Numerical Data Source: CEA, NIWE, MNRE)