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Wind Monitoring Station coming up at Sorlagondi, Andhra Pradesh

According to reports, Centre for Wind Energy Technology (CWET), a research and development institution of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, in collaborating with Non-conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NEDCAP) is setting up Wind Monitoring Station at Sorlagondi in Nagayalanka mandal.

The maiden project was aimed at estimating the source of wind energy on the coastline in Diviseema.

CWET experts completed basic survey on various parameters of the wind and suggested to set up Wind Monitoring Station at Sorlagondi.

“The installation of a 100-foot high mast equipped with animometers will be completed by the month-end. The mast will collect data of wind speed, direction, temperature and humidity levels at three levels of height,” NEDCAP Krishna district manager K. Srinivasa Rao told The Hindu .

The data will be collected on hourly basis and co-related with Indian Meteorological Department data before confirming the possibilities to tap the wind power.

“We are just acting as a facilitator providing scientific information to entrepreneurs who want to set up wind power plants in Diviseema area,” said Mr. Srinivasa Rao.

However, the investors or entrepreneurs have to wait for two years as preparation of the final feasibility report to tap wind energy is likely to be ready by early 2015.

Tapping the wind power in other parts of the State particularly in Anantapur district has been a successful and eco-friendly mean of power production.

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