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National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has been established in Chennai in the year 1998, as an autonomous R&D institution by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India. It is a knowledge-based institution of high quality and dedication, offers services and seeks to find complete solutions for the kinds of difficulties and improvements in the entire spectrum of the wind energy sector by carrying out further research. It has a Wind Turbine Test Station (WTTS) at Kayathar with the technical & partial financial support by DANIDA, Govt. of Denmark.
The National Institute of Wind Energy is functioning with the following structure.
National Institute of Wind Energy is a "meant only for wind energy technology" research organization in Asia and perhaps in countries of the South. It is a young organization peopled with highly experienced professionals with expertise in all fields that wind turbine technology. This unique combination makes it a forward looking and practical place that will take the next logical steps in taking wind energy applications in the right directions. With its open approach to all wind energy related science and technology, you can be sure to get all the assistance you may need from resource assessment to project implementation. It is sure that the centre with its excellent infrastructure & resource, will support, sustain and achieve high quality in the wind energy domain. The Centre will also promote expert products and services to other countries too.