India plans first offshore wind power project
The Indian Government has signed an agreement with a group of companies to build the nation’s first ever offshore wind power project.
The 100MW wind farm will be located off the coast of Gujarat and be partly-financed by state subsidies, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said.
A consortium of partners will undertake detailed studies on the environmental impact and transmission issues.
Renewable energy sources such as solar and onshore wind farms currently generate less than 2% of India’s energy needs. The country has around 22GW of installed onshore wind power capacity.