Wind can be used as a source of energy in those regions where strong and constant winds blow throughout the year.
Wind energy can be used for pumping water for irrigation and also for generating electricity.
India has about 45,000MW estimated wind power potential.
Prospective sites for generating electricity wind have been located in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala.
At present 2,483MW is generated through wind which places India in the fifth position globally after Germany, USA, Denmark and Spain.