Though overall, looking at the graph, it seems the wind is riding on a wave, the fact on the ground is, it is knocked out. Various threats are looming out for the sector, there has been consistent reports of theft of copper wires from wind turbine. Value of theft estimated is around Rs 150 million, it is a matter of time that it is repeated elsewhere.
With the world struggling to come out of 3-blade wind turbine, a Tunisian company Saphon Energy dispensed with the blades and designed an bladeless wind turbine, which will harness the wind power by a to-and-fro motion using pistons, which is also capable of storing energy by a hydraulic system. Currently, storing energy has been the challenge with major grid networks management.
NSL Wind Power Corp Ltd is planning to set up a wind power project in Chilarwadi in Man Tehsil in Satara district of Maharashtra. The project involves setting up of 75 MW in two phases with 25 MW in the first phase. It will deploy 50 wind turbine generators of 1.5 MW. The company is raising funds to the tune of USD 19 million from International Finance Corp
Continuum Wind Energy Pte Ltd is planning to set up a 175 MW wind power project in Satara in Maharashtra. The company has awarded the contract to Vestas to supply 97 wind turbine generators of 1.8 MW of class III V100 Vestas turbines. The company is also setting up power evacuation infrastructure of 43 kms of 220 kv transmission line.
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