Brothers and innovators Arun and Anoop George from Kerala have created a small wind turbine that can generate enough electricity to power a home daily. Owners of a clean energy company, Avant Garde Innovations, the two brothers are targeting to make this innovation available at the price of around Rs 50,000.
According to a news website, measuring the size of a ceiling fan and priced at a touch more than the latest Apple iPhone, the wind turbine can produce three to five kilowatt hours of electricity on a daily basis. Arun says he plans to introduce the wind turbine to the market for a little more than $750 USD (Aprox. Rs. 50,000), a price he claims will make it more affordable to Indian consumers whose only other option is imports, which sometimes cost over $3,000 USD (Rs 2 Lakh approximately).
One of the biggest players in the wind energy market, India is rapidly increasing its wind energy capacity, backed by a huge 4,671-miles coastline and high wind density on its western coast, according to clean energy research firm, Energy Alternatives India. In the list of The Global Wind Energy Council, India ranks fourth in terms of global installed wind power capacity, after China, the US, and Germany.