Do you recognise the huge structure in this picture? For the uninitiated, its a windmill. It is not a vestigial structure, but a real one. Well the one in the picture is non functional right now but it was working decades back. We often see rows of windmills on the beaches of Orissa or on the deserts of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The truth is windmills are here to stay, for good.
You must have first read about windmills in Physics books in high school. Maybe the first mention in class 4th or 5th. Since I belong to a petroleum family, I have had a good share of windmills in my life. ( My father is an engineer in Indian Oil Corporation so we all kids used to take part in campaigns that involved conservation of fossil fuels)
So right from childhood I am very well aware of the advantages of renewable sources of energy. Firstly they are here to stay. The non renewable sources like fossil fuels have limited reserves. Also they cause much undesired pollution. Hence its high time we switch to renewable sources of energy.
Water and wind are two main sources of energy which we can tap to full potential. India has hundreds of waterfalls and rivers through which we can get hydel power. As far as wind energy is concerned, India is the largest peninsula. That means we have a very long coastline which has high speed wind blowing all the time. All we have to do is set up windmills all along the coast.
We already have started tapping wind power in the coastal areas of Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, deserts of Rajasthan, etc. The best part of wind energy is that its absolutely clean. The high speed wind rotates the turbine which in turn produces electricity. Nothing is 'burnt' during this process and hence there is no pollution. In a country where pollution is on an alarming level, switching to green sources of energy is the need of the hour.
Here is to why wind energy is the most reliable source of energy in the future:
We have a really long coastline which has high speed wind blowing all the time.
The raw material i.e wind is available all the time and that too in abundance.
In a country where power shortage is grossly prevalent, wind energy can be used to provide electricity to remote corners of India.
In a country where pollution is on an alarming rise, its high time that we switch over to green sources of energy like wind power. No burning of coal or petroleum means no pollution. Its purely #GreenEnergy.
No pollution means lesser global warming.
Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association has launched Windergy India – a unique digital platform to create awareness about the Wind Energy sector in India. Windergy India, is slated to be the voice of the Wind Energy industry.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has set ambitious targets for the Wind Energy sector. As the sector aims to reach 60,000 MW capacities, it needs the support of the government.
Windergy India aims to create wider public awareness on the benefits of wind energy, and the sectors efforts in India. Its mission to develop recommendation for Wind Energy among the general public.
You can check out their presence on social media at:
Facebook: Windergy India Page: facebook.com/windergy.
Twitter: Windergy India Handle: https://twitter.com/
You Tube: Windergy India Channel: https://www.youtube.