Wind power contributes roughly 4% of power generated across the world. The gentle blowing breeze generates around 370000 MW of power in over 100 countries. From a peripheral and unconventional energy, wind power has come a long way and has become a mainstream sector with innovation, modernization and technology upgradation.
In India, wind power contributes 12% of total energy generation and it ranks 5th in global rank. In India, rapid growth of wind power generation started after year 2005 and it has grown exponentiall
Senvion, the Germany based wind turbine manufacturer has launched four new turbine models in India to capture the growing market. The 2.3-2.4 MW turbines are suited for high temperatures up to +50 degrees C, will have a modular design, four rotor diameters from 110-124 metres, and hub heights from 90-120 metres. With the new 2.XM products, Senvion meets the certification and the statutory rules of India.
Avant Garde Innovations (AGI), a clean energy startup floated by brothers Arun (34) and Anoop George (30), has designed a innovative turbine that promises to bring down the cost of small wind power plants by three quarters, making them affordable for households and promising near maintenance-free service for five years. The Georges have already filed for a patent for their design. The design was recognised by the United Nations Foundation, AGI's turbine is capable of generating power even at very low wind speeds. The 1 kw-capacity equipment can provide about five units of power every day ? deemed enough for meeting the energy needs of a middle-income household every day.