The wind manufacturing space has grown steadily in India with about 7.5GW of manufacturing capacity in India today which is expected to reach about 10.5GW in 2012-13.
Chennai has been leading the efforts in manufacturing in India and the major players in Tamil Nadu include Vestas and Gamesa but newer plants are coming up in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Tamil Nadu has the largest installed capacity in wind with installed capacity upwards of about 5887MW of which about 997MW was installed in the year 2010-11. The overall installed capacity in the year 2010-11 was about 2300MW.
According to reports, CWET, a Government of India body, has come forward with the idea of conducting a feasibility study in Dhanushkodi area to generate power from windmills. The CWET has decided to install a long tower at Dhanushkodi, near Rameswaram, sources said.
A machine will be installed at the tower to record details of the wind. Experts will study the velocity, direction, source and period of wind from the machine, sources said.
The experts will then send the data to the CWET, which will decide on establishing the windmills. CWET has demanded an acre of land to erect a tower to study the feasibility of establishing windmills in Dhanushkodi.