To promote the small wind and solar compliant systems and to represent wind and wind-solar hybrid manufacturers, system integrators and service providers, Indian Small Wind Association (INSWA) was officially formed on Friday.

Addressing presspersons P. Ravindranath, President said the association would act as a catalyst for development of policy, standards and guidelines by interacting with the ministry concerned and state nodal agencies to maximise deployment of small wind energy systems. Launching the logo of the association, Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council, said there was a huge opportunity to attract venture capital into this sector as there were many such funds in California keen to invest in such ventures.

V. Subramanian, Former Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, said as the capacity of small wind farms would be only in kilo watts, the owners of these farms should look at storage option for better marketing. The small wind farms will have a big role to play in managing energy shortage and get the commercial value, he said.

The Hindu : Business / Industry : Indian Small Wind Association formed.