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|Wind farms are built in geographical
areas that are conductive to consistent prevailing winds. For utility-sized
applications, many wind turbines are built in close proximity to one another to
form a "wind farm." On these wind farms, giant wind turbines harness the kinetic
energy in wind to create electricity.|
The process of wind-produced electrical
generation begins when the force of the wind pushes against the turbines blades,
causing them to rotate, creating mechanical energy. The spinning blades,
attached to a hub and a low-speed shaft, turn along with the blades. The
rotating low-speed shaft is connected to a gearbox that connects to a high-speed
shaft on the opposite side of the gearbox. This high-speed shaft connects to an
electrical generator that converts the mechanical energy from the rotation of
the blades into electrical energy. Spinning between 11 and 20 times per minute,
each turbine can generate a maximum 1.5 megawatts of electricity enough to
power, on average, more than 500 residential homes.
KREDL is a facilitating agency for implementation of RE sources. The developer
develops the project & on commission will connect the capacity to the grid.
Through KPTCL thereby energy is distributed to ESCOMs through PPA & also for
3rd party sale through wheeling & banking.