Wind power has been utilized for thousands of years, starting with the invention of sail boats as the first and most obvious example of making use of wind energy. The earliest known wind powered grain mills and water pumps were used by the Persians in A.D. 500-900 and by the Chinese in A.D. 1200.
Wind power is currently the cheapest source of large-scale renewable energy. It involves generating electricity from the naturally occurring power of the wind.
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Owners of a clean energy company, Avant Garde Innovations, Two Indian brothers, Arun and Anoop George, have created a small affordable wind turbine that they want to make this innovation available at the price of around $750 (Rs. 50,000 appx.), reports The Quint.
'Avant Garde Innovations' is an exciting international start-up company with a 'Green' heart & soul, newly established with branches in India and Australia.
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It aims to introduce innovative, affordable and sustainable solutions that take renewable energy self sufficiency and energy empowerment to the next level through a Distributed & Decentralized approach using pioneering strategies the world has not witnessed yet.
“We have made this turbine at a cost that is almost unheard of in the country so far. Whatever power they produce for the rest of the life of the wind turbine – which is around 20 years – will be free electricity to them,” says Arun, the CEO and founder of Avant Garde Innovations.
It is sized of a ceiling fan and priced at a touch more than the latest Apple iPhone, this wind turbine can generate three to five kilowatt hours of electricity daily - enough to power a home daily.
Arun says he plans to introduce the wind turbine to the market for a little more than $750 USD. 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.
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.
According to the Global Wind Energy Council, India ranks fourth in terms of global installed wind power capacity, after China, the US, and Germany.
Avant Garde Innovations is now honoured to be one of the select few companies from across the world invited to the prestigious 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) which was held at Silicon Valley, San Francisco on 1-2 June 2016. Avant Garde is the only Indian company from Renewable energy sector which is selected to this internationally renowned clean energy event. (Source: The Quint)