26 Mar '12, 2pm

Asia Report: India's Wind Potential 30 Times Greater Than Believed?

“We have tried to further refine and improve these figures based on competing uses of land in the country but with the continued improvement in technology, the onshore potential is indeed very high compared to what was assessed earlier,” said Hossain. “The gross under-estimation by CWET has prevented the policy makers and the planning bodies in the country such as the planning commission and Central Electricity Authority in recognizing wind energy as a major and possibly mainstream source of wind energy. With rising oil prices and uncertainties associated as well as major bottlenecks in supply of coal, the findings assume importance from an energy security and global environmental perspective."

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