Offshore wind plentiful along the coast of southern India can be a potential source to meet the increasing energy demand in this region, scientists at the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in Chennai report.
After reviewing various wind resource maps along the 3,100-km coastline of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala, they have identified Rameswaram and Kanyakumari along the Tamil Nadu coast as the most suitable sites for setting up offshore wind farms.
Between the two potential sites, wind farms at Kanyakumari are more viable compared to Rameswaram. Powerful and consistent winds and low sound pollution make offshore wind farms preferable to onshore farms, they report in the journal Current Science. Read More…
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