January 19 (SeeNews) - The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium is to commission by the end of the month an offshore Light Detecting and Ranging (LiDAR) system off the coast of the state of Gujarat.
The FOWIND project focuses on Gujarat and Tamil Nadu as the most suitable zones for offshore wind development have been identified off their coasts.
This year, India’s first offshore wind research platform will be installed off Gujarat. For that project, FOWIND is partnering with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE). Technical support is being provided by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT).
The FOWIND consortium is led by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). ReNew Power Ventures Private has recently become an industry partner.