In technical terms, wind energy is the conversion of kinetic energy of the wind into electrical power. Wind is a source of energy that is firstly, non-polluting and renewable and secondly, it creates power with the help of turbines without using fossil fuels and thereby producing no greenhouse gases or any kind of radioactive and toxic waste.
The wind energy in India is far from being used to its fullest potential. India is fortunate to have a coastline of 7517 km, wherein wind flow in these areas can prove to be ideal for electricity generation.
You’d be happy to know that with from India’s production of energy from renewable sources, wind energy holds a major portion. By taking the necessary steps, implementation of wind energy could double by 2019, according to the latest estimates of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
India targets 60 GW installed wind energy capacity by 2022 and the government aims to push the wind power industry towards more efficient and larger capacity wind turbines.
Two of the plus points in setting up a windmill are:
Once electricity is generated, we can continue using it for our daily purposes- residential, commercial, transportation as we did before!