Interesting things of Wind Power In India

  • The development of wind power in India began in 1986 coastal areas of Ratnagiri- Maharashtra, Okha-Gujarat and Tirunelveli-Tamil Nadu
  • India is the world’s fifth largest wind power producer India has largest windmills facilities and the location are Tamil Nadu windfarm
  • As of 19 Oct, 2016 top three installed wind capacity is Tamil Nadu-7,684.31 MW, Maharashtra-4,664.08 MW and Gujarat-4,227.31 MW
  • India is planning to enter into offshore wind power, with a 100 MW demonstration plant located off the Gujarat coast
  • India added a record 5,400 megawatts (MW) of wind power in 2016-17, exceeding its 4,000MW target
  • At the Paris Climate Summit India promised to achieve 175GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, this includes 60GW from wind power
  • In India as of February 28, 2017 (excluding large hydropower) wind power contributing 56.8% of total renewable energy which is 51360.88 MW

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