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close this bookRenewable Energy Options for Decentralized Electricity Generation - Encology - Vol. 11, No. 2, July 1996 (Centre for Ecological Sciences, INDIA, 1996, 6 p.)
close this folderDecentralized Electricity Generation Options
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View the document1. Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems
View the document2. Micro Hydel Power Systems
View the document3. Wind power generation
View the document4. Biogas based electricity generation system
View the document5. Woodgasifier based decentralized electricity system

3. Wind power generation

India has a large wind energy potential. According to one estimate wind potential in India is about 25,000 MW. Attempts are being made to generate electricity through wind farms in several states. In Tamilnadu the installed capacity is 1.1 MW. The overhead costs are high for small capacity systems. Rao (1991) has given the cost of power generation from two wind farms in Gujarat as Rs. 1.36/kWh. Thus wind energy systems are increasingly becoming feasible especially for locations with good wind potential.