The future is expected to see an increase in low energy producing wind speeds but a decrease in high energy producing wind speeds, according to regional estimations of wind potential.
Digital Desk: India's solar and
wind potential is expected to trend downward in the future due to climate
change, according to a recent study by the Indian Institute of Tropical
Meteorology in Pune.
The researchers examined the wind
and solar forecasts for the renewable energy sector over the Indian
subcontinent using cutting-edge climate models created by the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Over North India, seasonal and
annual wind speeds are predicted to decline, whereas they will rise over South
India. According to a study titled "Analysis of future wind and solar
potential across India using climate models," the southern coast of Odisha
and the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu reveal great
potential for wind energy in the case of climate change.
The recent publication of the
findings in the peer-reviewed journal Current Science.
The future is expected to see an
increase in low energy producing wind speeds but a decrease in high energy
producing wind speeds, according to regional estimations of wind potential.
For future investments in the
solar power sector, it was advised that pre-monsoon months in central and
south-central India should be taken into account because the potential loss
there is not great. "The majority of the Indian landmass would experience
a drop in sun radiation throughout the year, according to future solar
The recent study shows that
India's solar and wind energy potential is probably going to trend downward in
the future. According to the research, more wide and efficient networks of wind
and solar farms are needed to increase the generation of renewable energy.
Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay, one
of the study's researchers, said: "Our industry must adapt to the changing
climate, and our technologies must keep pace. Such predictions should not be
taken as facts, but rather as possibilities.
"Renewable energy sources'
efficacy in the Indo-Gangetic plains could be impacted by climate change. The
study highlights how important it is to prepare for and react to circumstances
of this kind, he said.
The projections are important
because India updated its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to combat
climate change, taking into account two of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's
commitments made at the Glasgow conference: reducing GDP's emissions intensity
by 45% from 2005 levels by 2030 and reaching approximately 50% of the total
installed capacity for non-fossil fuel-based electricity by 2030.