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India aims for 65.2 GW wind by 2020

India could install 65.2 GW of wind power by 2010, according to the Indian Wind Energy Outlook 2011 published by the World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE), the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

By Renewable Energy Focus staff

The report shows installed wind capacity could reach 160.7 GW by 2030. In 2010, India had 13.1 GW of installed wind capacity.

Reaching 65.2 GW of wind by 2020 could attract around US$10.4 billion of annual investment and create 170,000 green collar jobs.

“The Indian Government has been committed to exploiting the country’s vast renewable energy resources for the last three decades, and the time has now come to elevate this political will to concrete action, both to reap the domestic benefits from renewable energy development, and to build on India’s growing leadership internationally in resolving both the energy and climate changes,” says DV Giri, IWTMA Chairman.

GM Pillai, Director General of WISE adds: “We look forward to working closely with all stakeholders to strengthen India’s role in driving global wind power development, and also support the efforts towards developing a comprehensive renewable energy law which would reinforce India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change target of 15% renewable energy by 2020.”

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