Project details
1302 ยท Wind energy
  • Salodi, India
How wind power drives economic development

In the heart of the Thar Desert in the Indian province of Rajasthan, a wind power project with 37 wind turbines and a total capacity of 29.6 MW supplies electricity from renewable sources. Located in the rural areas of Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, this project has been feeding electricity into the regional grid since 2012. The wind power project avoids around 48,980 tonnes of CO2 annually - as this amount of electricity would otherwise have been generated using fossil fuels - and thus makes a valuable contribution to climate action.

In addition, the local population benefits from the accompanying expansion of the transport infrastructure and a more stable power grid. These positive aspects have an impact on the sustainable economic development of the entire region: it is now more attractive for industries to start a business here which promotes the creation of jobs.

How wind energy contributes to climate action

As the name suggests, wind turbines use the power of the wind to generate energy. During this process, a generator located inside the wind turbine converts kinetic energy into electrical energy. As energy is still mainly generated from fossil fuels in many areas around the world, clean wind energy can replace some of this fossil, high-emission energy and verifiably save CO2 emissions.

In most cases, the sustainably generated electricity from the wind power projects is fed into a regional power grid, which diversifies the power supply and improves energy security in regions that are frequently affected by power shortages and outages. A project often creates increased job opportunities for the local population and the area can be used for additional activities, such as agriculture. Wind power projects make an important contribution to a clean energy supply worldwide and contribute to sustainable development with respect to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Wind energy projects in the ClimatePartner portfolio are registered with international standards.

Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-BeingThe project includes a program to ensure better health, education, sanitation, and hygiene to students. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the project supplied essential dry food ration kits to 300 families in the Jaisalmer region.
Affordable and Clean EnergyThe generated electricity improves the grid frequency and availability of electricity to the local consumers.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThe project has created local jobs. Improvements in grid frequency and availability provide new opportunities for industries thereby resulting in greater local employment.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 48,988 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyWind energyRegionSalodi, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions48,988 t CO2Verified byEarthood Services Private LimitedValidated byBureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS