Tag Archives: Wind Energy

Wind energy: A gender perspective

The expansion of renewable energy promises a broad array of benefits. That renewables aregood for energy security, air quality and health, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is well known. What many do not realise, however, is that the … Continue reading

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Government aims to add 10,000 MW per year to lift wind energy sector

Ritesh: Another ill conceived move to pacify wind industry lobbyists which will impact the growth of Solar in the country for a poor source of energy. The government plans to rapidly accelerate wind energy generation, adding an ambitious 10,000 MW every year, or … Continue reading

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Where Is The Real Innovation In Wind Energy?

Wind energy is a tremendous success story world wide, with staggering amounts of innovation. It isn’t given sufficient credit for that and is even unfairly attacked by those opposed to it as old technology. Every aspect of construction, operation, and … Continue reading

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Study shows onshore wind turbines may have shorter life than expected

A recent report based on wind farm performance data in the United Kingdom and Denmark stated that the economic life of onshore wind turbines could be much shorter than the industry has predicted. The Courier reported the study, commissioned by the Renewable Energy … Continue reading

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Biomass, the forgotten option

It needs the support that solar and wind energy receive. India is a biomass-rich country. It is said that availability of agro residues is to the tune of around 600-700 million tonnes. Traditionally, a lot of biomass is used in … Continue reading

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Green energy red-flagged

Ritesh: While we agree to some of the points here, this article doesn’t take into account the negative effects of a similar quantity of fossil fuel generation. There is a lack of actual knowledge and is an alarmist view point … Continue reading

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IRENA publishes the most comprehensive Global Atlas for Solar and Wind incorporating all the information from multiple data platforms

The Global Atlas is the comprehensive information platform on the potential of renewable energy. It provides resource maps from leading technical institutes worldwide and tools for evaluating the technical potential of renewable energies. It can function as a catalyst for … Continue reading

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Renewable energy certificate market crashes as state distribution utilities fail to meet norms

Prices of these renewable energy certificates have dropped 45% in the past year because of paucity of buyers and as sellers keep off awaiting better prices   A fledgling market in clean energy certificates has crashed as state distribution utilities have failed to honour … Continue reading

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Is the answer to India’s energy future blowing in the Wind? – by Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan offer us an in-depth analysis of the wind industry present and future in India. “Wind is still considered an area of growth by the MNRE however the situation on the ground is a different story,” says Ritesh. “There … Continue reading

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TANGEDCO to verify captive wind power units’ compliance with norms – Has Wind caused the downfall of the TN DISCOM

Tangedco calculates that on the 6,000-odd million units of electricity generated by captive wind producers, it sustains a loss of close to Rs 500 crore. The Tamilnadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco) has asked its Chief Engineers to verify whether … Continue reading

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