How wind power drives economic development

Our carbon offset project in Salodi, India

Wind energy in India

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 33,900 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.

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Verification
Gold Standard VER (GS VER)
Certificate type
33,900
Annual volume (tons CO2)

Contribution to the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs)

No Poverty
The project contributes 2% of the revenue realized for sustainable development including society/community development.

Good Health and Well-Being
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the project supplied essential dry food ration kits to 300 families in the Jaisalmer region.

Clean Water and Sanitation
To partially solve the problem of water scarcity in areas near the project sites, RO systems have been installed in government schools.

Affordable and Clean Energy
The generated electricity improves the grid frequency and availability of electricity to the local consumers.

Decent Work and Economic Growth
The project has created 115 local jobs, ten jobs are added annually. Improvements in grid frequency and availability provide new opportunities for industries thereby resulting in greater local employment.

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
New roads were built. This has enabled the availability of public transportation to villages that were previously cut off due to poor roads.

Climate Action
The project activity generates renewable energy instead of fossil fuel based electricity and thereby saves an average of 33,900 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

Partnerships for the Goals
Our carbon offset projects are building bridges from companies from industrialized countries to people in the world's poorest countries.

How does wind energy help fight global warming?

Since wind energy is created without burning fossil fuels, it is considered emission-free. The growth of renewable energy production is essential to limiting global warming and securing energy supplies for the future.
The amount of emissions saved by a wind power project is calculated using the baseline method: how much CO2 would be released by generating the same amount of energy using standard energy production methods for the region?