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Trends and Technology Update in Wind Energy Sector

The renewable energy sector in India has witnessed a compound growth of 51.15% in the past five years, and where the wind energy sector grew by 8%. With advances in technology and a growing demand for sustainable energy, the wind energy industry is expected to continue its growth in the coming years.

Wind energy is one of the most efficient renewable energy sources. This environmentally friendly source of energy has been one of the primary reasons for the reduction in the use of fossil fuels which causes the production of greenhouse gasses that results in global warming.

The wind is transformed into wind energy by translating the kinetic energy present in the motion of the air into electric energy. Both offshore and onshore wind has a great amount of potential and this has been fueling the research and development in the wind energy sector. The wind power generation capacity of India has significantly grown in the past years. Close to 7600 km of coastline is an advantage that harnesses offshore wind. And the added advantage of manufacturing required types of machinery and equipment of IEGC standards within the nation. This protects the sector to an extent from evolving international trade policies and other unforeseen fluctuations.

As a growing sector, the latest technologies in the wind energy sector are:

1. Roof-Top Wind Energy

With the increase in high-rise buildings, rooftop wind turbines are finding a place as small-scale wind power generators. These silent roof-top wind turbines are capable of meeting half of the energy requirement in a household.

2. Wind Farms

One of the biggest trends in the wind energy industry is the growth of wind farms. Wind farms are large collections of wind turbines that are used to generate electricity on a commercial scale. They are becoming increasingly popular as more and more countries are turning to renewable energy sources to meet their
energy needs.

3. Taller Wind Turbines

Another trend in wind energy is the use of taller wind turbines. These turbines are capable of generating more power than traditional wind turbines because they can capture more wind at higher altitudes and generate more power.

4. Advanced Sensor & Data Analytics

A key technology in wind energy is the use of advanced sensors and data analytics. These sensors are used to monitor the performance of wind turbines and collect data on wind patterns and other factors that can affect the performance of the turbines. This data is then used to optimize the performance of the turbines and improve the overall efficiency of wind farms.

5. Drones

Another technology that is becoming increasingly popular in the wind energy industry is the use of drones. Drones are being used to inspect wind turbines, which allows for more efficient maintenance and repair of the turbines. They are also being used to collect data on wind patterns.

6. Floating Wind Turbines

The trend of floating wind turbines is also becoming more prevalent. These turbines are attached to floating platforms, which allows them to be placed in areas where traditional wind turbines would not be able to function, in such deep waters. This opens up new areas for wind energy generation and is expected to become more popular in the near future.

INKEL is a government-accredited agency for energy installation, commissioning, and maintenance. The company is also venturing into large-scale BESS development and has been recognized as the “ Best EPC Contractor of the year 2022” by Solar Quarter.

INKEL is at the forefront of the latest trends and technology in the wind energy industry, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the wind energy sector. With the increasing demand for clean and renewable energy, INKEL is well-positioned to play a vital role in meeting energy needs in the coming years.