NIWE Installs LiDAR for Offshore Wind Resource Assessment at Gulf of Khambat

In order to be competitive, developers are encouraged to deploy most advanced technologies.

Electricity from Wind and Solar
The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), an autonomous institution under the Ministry, has installed a remote sensing instrument- LiDAR for assessment of offshore wind resource at Gulf of Khambat, off the Gujarat Coast.

The Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister, R.K. Singh said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha that, most of renewable energy projects in the country are being implemented by the private sector developers selected through a transparent bidding process.

In order to be competitive, developers are encouraged to deploy most advanced technologies.

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), a non-banking financial institution under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has conducted following studies with foreign assistance during the last three years and current year:

  • Study/Survey & Preparation of Road Map on Tidal Energy Projects in India.
  • Study on the business models for decentralized systems such as Solar PV/Hybrid mini grids, PV irrigation pumps and household lighting systems under access to Clean Energy Programme.
  • Study for analysis of battery and Solar PV modules recycling processes in India along with development of market outreach strategy for Rooftop Solar PV.
  • Study on the Investment Potential of Biofuels in India.

Singh further added that, a total of 31.67 GW of renewable energy capacity has been installed through implementation of various renewable energy programmes/schemes during last three years and current year (up to June 2018) in the country including the state of Uttarakhand.

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