Why Tamil Nadu’s old wind turbines are still awaiting replacement

While India has made significant progress in renewable energy capacity building, wind power has been largely neglected. The country must set short-term milestones to accelerate wind development in response to the climate emergency.

The state of Tamil Nadu has the highest installed wind capacity in India. It is home to 25 per cent of the nation’s wind power capacity.

Source: MNRE

Tamil Nadu has the oldest wind turbines, which date back to the 1990s. Due to their smaller hub heights (25-30 metres) and low capacities (<500 kilowatts), early machines are underutilised.

— source downtoearth.org.in | Jasleen Bhatti | 12 Jan 2022

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