Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Wind Power Evaluation

For wind energy enthusiasts, here is a cool study (first time supposedly) of the wind power potential in the world. The paper is titled "Evaluation of Global Wind Power" and authored by Christina L. Archer and her advisor Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford University.

India Slant:
To know more about wind power potential, operators, existing systems, recent news, etc. in India, please visit WindPowerIndia (a website that has been operational since 2000). A list of states that have wind power installed capacity (as of March 31, 2004) include..
1.Tamil Nadu - 2036.9 MW, 2.Maharashtra - 456.3 MW, 3.Karnataka - 410.7 MW, 4.Rajastan - 284.8 MW, 5.Gujarat - 253.5 MW, 6.Andhra Pradesh - 120.6 MW, 7.Madhya Pradesh - 28.9 MW, 8.Kerala - 2.0 MW, 9.West Bengal - 1.1 MW
Total Installed Capacity = 3594.8 MW

Here are some facts..
* World-wide installed wind-power capacity at the end of March 2005 reached 50,630 MW. India attained the fourth position by superseding Denmark. The first five countries are..
1.Germany (17000 MW), 2.Spain (8959 MW), 3.USA (7000 MW), 4.India (3595 MW), 5.Denmark (3115 MW)
(Source : Wind Power Monthly, July 2005)
* With 2037 MW installed capacity, wind power in Tamil Nadu is now 18% of total installed capacity of 11113 MW by all sources as on March 31, 2005.
* A good number of wind turbine manufacturers are active in India and producing Wind Electric Generators (WEGs) of rating 225 kW to 2000 kW.
* A National Renewable Energy Policy, now under consideration, envisages 10% of total installed capacity through Renewables. By 2012 AD, projected wind power installation is likely to be around 5000 MW.
* Financial assistance for Renewable source of energy is available through IREDA, a supporting arm of MNES, Govt. of India.
* The Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES), Govt. of India has established a Centre for Wind Energy Technology at Chennai with field test station at Kayathar to act as technical focal point for wind power development in the country.

Related Links:
Ministry for Non-Conventional Energy Sources
Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency
Indian Wind Energy Association
Centre for Wind Energy Technology
Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association
EU-India Wind Energy Network
Suzlon Energy Limited

Update: Windicator from windpower-monthly.com


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