Monday, October 09, 2006

nytimes: India and China catch the wind

oct 9th, 2006

thanks to anupam for forwarding this.

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From: Anupam

India and China catch the wind

By Keith Bradsher The New York Times

Published: September 27, 2006
KHORI, India Dilip Pantosh Patil uses an ox-drawn wooden plow to till the same land as his father, grandfather and great-grandfather. But now he has a new neighbor: a shiny white wind turbine taller than a 20-story building, generating electricity at the edge of his bean field.
 
Wind power may still have an image as something of a plaything of environmentalists more concerned with clean energy than saving money. But it is quickly emerging as a serious alternative not just in affluent areas of the world but in fast-growing, energy-starved countries like India and China. And leading the charge here in west-central India and elsewhere is an unlikely champion, Suzlon Energy, a homegrown Indian company.