Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET) has been established by MNRE at Chennai as an autonomous R&D institution of Government of India.
C-WET has played a major role in the growth of the wind sector in India and harnessing wind energy has come a long way in India, on par with international development, with the private sector actively participating in the path laid down by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) over the last decade.
The institution has a made a significant contribution in achieving these broad goals and tackling the challenges in sustaining the development and accelerating the pace of utilization of wind energy in the country.
It has been in the news recently having been assigned the task of solar radiation monitoring. They were looking at setting up 50 ground monitoring stations in co-operation with states, according to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
According to reports, Malaysia is in talks with Indian wind power scientists and is likely to link up with the Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET) for technical expertise to harness the alternative energy.
Visiting Malaysian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said India has a world standard advanced wind energy development programme which Malaysia could tap into.
“It’s a new field for us and we are exploring this field. I see the technology coming out from India is as good as anywhere in the world.
“We are going to tap this technology and link up with C-WET,” he told the report.