Now it’s time to focus on Wind which is the current largest renewable energy source in India. Wind energy is a form of green energy that can be harnessed using wind turbines, which converts kinetic energy from the wind to electric power. With the help of renewable technologies, wind can be made use for our energy requirements in the areas like electrification, agriculture, fueling etc. Wind farms (Arrays of large turbines) are used by many countries to harness electric energy from the wind as part of a strategy to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. The smallest turbines are used for generating electricity for charging the batteries of boats, caravans etc. or to power traffic warning signs. For domestic power supply, slightly larger turbines are used India has started replacing wind energy with conventional fuels in the areas of electricity generation, agriculture, heating or cooling of air and water, fueling motors etc. and our wind energy sector is growing faster than ever. Renewable technologies are suited to the development of rural and remote areas and it can contribute a lot to the poor and undeveloped countries for their rapid development.
Electrification in rural and remote areas is one of the major factors to be addressed for India’s over all development. Harnessed wind energy can be used to fulfill these energy needs to a large extend. Our renewable energy markets need to grow strongly in the coming years and future to promote this energy source and its potential.
Countries like United States and China are heavily investing in the renewable energy sector. By investing in and utilizing the wind energy potential, India can go a long way through its developmental path. Depending on renewable energy can also ensure a significant level of energy security.
Our government needs to look closer at wind energy as a choice to replace other conventional energy sources. In a country like India, where one third of the population haven’t seen an electric bulb yet, it will be a practical and effective choice to depend on nature and utilize this friendly green energy to overcome the energy poverty we are facing today.
WindergyIndia is a unique digital platform recently launched by Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association and it is the voice of today’s wind energy industry. Its mission is to develop recommendation for Wind Energy among the general public and create awareness on the benefits of it. Even though the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has set ambitious targets for the sector (aims to reach 60,000 MW capacities), it needs the support of the Government to achieve it.
The advantage of utilizing wind power over other energy sources is that it is pure, clean and harmless. Other energy sources like fossil fuels pollute our planet and cause numerous health problems when burning for power. Moreover wind power generates no emissions and repairs the damages fossil fuels have done for years.