NIWE Installs a LiDAR for Assessment of Offshore Wind Resource at THE Gulf of Khambat
The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), an autonomous institution under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, has installed a remote sensing instrument—LiDAR for assessment of offshore wind resource at the Gulf of Khambat, off the Gujarat Coast.
The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), a nonbanking financial institution under the MNRE has conducted the following studies with foreign assistance during the last three years and the current year:
- Study/Survey and Preparation of the Roadmap on Tidal Energy Projects in India.
- Study on the business models for decentralized systems, such as solar PV/hybrid mini-grids, PV irrigation pumps and household lighting systems under access to Clean Energy Programme.
- Study for analysis of battery and solar PV modules recycling processes in India along with development of market outreach strategy for rooftop solar PV.
- Study on the Investment Potential of Biofuels in India.
A total of 31.67 GW of renewable energy capacity has been installed through the implementation of various renewable energy programmes/schemes during the last three years and the current year (up to June 2018) in the country, including the state of Uttarakhand.