Kalani Wind Farm
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Location: Rajasthan, India
Project type: Wind Energy
Standard: Chicago Climate Exchange
Verification/Validation: E-Square Verification Pvt. Limited
- Mitigates climate change
- Limits impact of energy production on local environment
- No localized water or air pollution
- Locally sourced, renewable energy
- Development of new technologies
- Improved road network
- More consistent electricity output
- Local employment opportunities
The Kalani Wind Farm was the first private wind turbine project to be constructed in the state of Rajasthan. This project consists of 12 turbines, each with a capacity of 0.23 megawatts, for a total output of 2.76 megawatts. Since 2005, the project has directly contributed to the mitigation of nearly 20,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.
In addition to providing renewable electricity, Carbonfund.org supports the Kalani Wind Farm because it is a prime example of how private sector investments can drive the transition to a clean energy future. Furthermore, this project has assisted in the alleviation of local poverty and strengthened the region’s infrastructure.