The most prominent feature of the wind climatology in India is monsoon circulations . Winds in India are influenced by the southwest summer monsoon, which starts in May-June, when cool humid air moves towards the land and Northeast winter monsoon which starts in October, when cool dry air moves towards the ocean.
Power scenario in India
- Total Installed Capacity – 1362 MW in 1947.
- Present Installed Capacity – Approximately 2,02,979.03 MW (As on 31.05.2012) -
- Planned Capacity by 2020 – Around 240000 MW
- Additional Capacity being added annually – Around 10000 MW.
Prominent Wind Potential State Wise (as on March 31, 2011)
Gross Wind Potential in MW