Wind energy is a clean source of electricity produced when specially designed turbines capture the wind to generate electricity. It is the fastest-growing energy source in the world because of its environmental advantages, improved reliability and favorable economics.
Wind turbines have blades like airplane propeller blades that turn in the moving air and power an electric generator which supplies an electric current. The turbine blades have a special shape so that when wind passes over them, it moves more rapidly over one side, creating a low pressure area behind the blade and a high pressure area in the front. Wind turbines are often grouped together into a single wind power plant, also known as a wind farm, and generate bulk electrical power. Electricity from these turbines are fed into the local utility grid and distributed to customers just as it is with conventional power plants.
At Muthoot Alternate Energy Resources, we employ the latest generators, namely, Vestas and Suzlon. The Tamil Nadu Electricity Board currently buys power from Muthoot.