Q. With reference to ‘Offshore Wind Energy’ consider the following statements::
1.It refers to the deployment of wind farms over the water bodies.
2.The potential for offshore wind energy generation in India is limited.
3.Onshore wind turbines are more efficient to offshore wind turbines in energy generation.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 is correct. Offshore Wind Energy refers to the deployment of wind farms over the water bodies.
Statement 2 and 3 are incorrect. There is abundance of offshore wind potential in India. Thus, they can play a huge role in achieving the desired climate commitment and energy security goals. It is proven that offshore wind turbines are more efficient compared to onshore ones. So, fewer offshore turbines are required to produce the same capacity of energy as compared to onshore ones.