FOWIND commissions India’s first offshore wind resource assessments



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The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium has commissioned India’s first offshore wind resource assessment, off the coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat. 

Data from LiDAR will support India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s efforts to explore the potential of offshore wind along the country’s lengthy coastline.

India’s National Institute of Wind Energy developed the offshore platform on which the LiDAR has been commissioned. The LiDAR being used is a Leosphere Windcube v2 procured by FOWIND from MeteoPole.

“This is an important first step on the long road to establishing a vibrant and cost-effective offshore wind industry in India,” said the Global Wind Energy Council’s secretary general Steve Sawyer. “I believe offshore wind will play an important role in India’s clean energy future.”