Wind energy distribution and its feasibility for wind-pump irrigation in coastal Andhra Pradesh

The energy consumed in irrigation pumping constitutes a major share of the total energy utilised for agriculture. As the increasing demand of energy has aroused viz. in electrical, oil and gas, hence there is a strong need to explore the possibility of using the alternate and renewable energy sources like wind particularly for irrigation water pumping. Keeping this in view, the present study was taken up to assess the wind potential of the region and its utilisation in irrigation pumping.