Wind Energy India – Future & Challenges Indian Wind energy capacity jumped up by a whopping ~65% in the current fiscal year setting up a record 5400 MW between March 2016 and March 2017 (in India the fiscal year ends in March). This was not only the highest ever wind energy capacity installed in India […]

Wind States Preferring Auctions Over FITs The Indian wind energy industry had undergone a major paradigm change with the first successful reverse auction yielding a price of just USD 5 cents/kWh. This is much lower than the tariffs given by major wind-rich states such as Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP and others that range in between $7 […]

Major wind energy companies in India such as Suzlon, Gamesa, Inox were having a good time over the last few years even as most large electricity companies were in doldrums. The feed in tariff policy in wind energy gave them assured returns and allowed them to make high margins with the price paid by consumers. […]

Reverse Auction in Indian Wind Industry The Indian wind energy sector has been a cosy sheltered place for all its major stakeholders as the government provides a fixed prices for the wind power it buys without subjecting it to competition. The price called feed in tariffs varies for different states but it is high enough […]

India is Wasting Money On Expensive European Technology India has made a new offshore wind energy policy which aims at having a working offshore wind farm in the next 5 years. The country has also appointed European consultants for wind resource assessment and developing a plan for offshore wind potential. In my view, offshore wind […]

Now Indian Wind Market To Welcome International Companies The Indian wind turbine manufacturers have had an easy time in India unlike their solar manufacturing friends. Companies like Suzlon and Inox have happily got themselves to be a part of a licensing committee which approves every wind turbine that can be used in the Indian wind […]