Moving in tandem with large wind turbines, the global small wind market is also taking a big leap and has recorded an increasing growth in the past few years. By the end of 2010, more than 650,000 small wind turbines had been installed globally, which generated 443 MW of cumulative installed capacity. The global market forecast up to 2020 expects the cumulative capacity to grow close to 4,000 MW, taking the annual capacity addition of small wind turbines to 700 MW in 2020.
In India, the progress of small wind segment has gone mostly unnoticed compared to that of large wind. But the future holds tremendous promise for the following reasons:
- There is a growing realisation that small wind and hybrid systems need to supplement large wind and other RE technologies to ensure long-term energy security.
- New small wind policy announced by MNRE in 2010 has addressed major long-standing concerns, paving the way for sustained growth of the segment.
- While the current installed base for small wind turbine and hybrid systems in India is negligible, the RE micro-generation potential is about 83,000 MW (as estimated by WISE).
In view of the above, the time has come to catalyse the small wind and hybrid Indian market and articulate a long-term vision for the accelerated development of this niche market segment.
About the Small Wind Conference @ Wind Power India
The small wind conference is held as an official side event of the international conference and exhibition, ‘Wind Power India 2012’ which takes place in Chennai from 28-30 November 2012.
This is a full day event, and is perhaps the first ever full-fledged event completely dedicated to small wind & hybrid systems.
The conference aims to open doors to the opportunities that exist for expansion of the small wind and hybrid market in the country. It will provide a comprehensive platform for one-on-one stakeholder interaction.
Why Should You Attend this Conference?
- To get a holistic understanding of the small wind market, policy and regulatory framework.
- Participation in major technological, policy, and financial deliberations leading to policy advocacy.
- One-on-one networking opportunity with over 100+ delegates in this side event and 1000 delegates in the main event, including policy makers, regulators, manufacturers, service providers, consultants and potential investors.
- Opportunity to showcase your products and capabilities in the exhibition that will attract over 10,000 business visitors
Who should attend?
- Small wind turbine manufacturers
- Small wind power consultants and project contractors
- Designers, service providers, component manufacturers
- Civil society groups working in urban areas, NGOs
- Academicians and researchers
More about the small wind conference here