Economics of wind energy use for irrigation in India

Tewari, SK (1978) Economics of wind energy use for irrigation in India. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    Wind energy is an attractive though a non-traditional resource in the Indian context. It has an advantage of being distributed all over the land. This permits its exploitation on a small scale from well from farm to farm and so on. This is of considerable value since small {farmers (1) so far have not been able to take full advantages of modern energy resources like electricity. Several other advantages such as13; simplicity of energy conversion devices, not requiring much maintenance, zero fuel cost, no pollution, etc. are also associated with the use of wind energy. However, there are a few limitations as well and the foremost among them is the high initial cost of energy conversion devices - windmill being s. typical example. Another disadvantage is due to non-steady characteristics of the winds which render prediction of wind energy availability at a given instant of time during a day practically impossible. In addition wind energy is unevenly distributed during an year with a clear bias in favour of May, June and July.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Water pumps;Irrigation;Wind energy;Rural electrification;13; mechanical work;Labour bullock work
    Subjects: GEOSCIENCES > Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
    GEOSCIENCES > Energy Production and Conversion
    Division/Department: Wind Energy Programme
    Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
    Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2007
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:54

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