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Wind Energy Potential in India

Wind Power Density in 10 States

wind power density india

(50m above ground, in W/m2)

Wind in India are influenced by the strong south-west summer monsoon, which starts in May-June, when cool, humid air moves towards the land and the weaker north-east winter monsoon, which starts in October, when cool, dry sir moves towards the ocean. During the period march to August, the winds are uniformly strong over the whole Indian Peninsula, except the eastern peninsular coast. Wind speeds during the period November to march are relatively weak, though higher winds are available during a part of the period on the Tamil Nadu coastline.

A notable feature of the Indian programme has been the interest among private investors/developers in setting up of commercial wind power projects. The gross potential is 45,000 MW (source MNES) and a total of about 1869 MW of commercial projects have been established until March 2003. About 8.8 billion units of electricity have been fed to various State grids from wind power projects.



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