I am looking for wind energy data (they can be wind speed at any height or wind energy potential) for India in a GIS format.

Like the data displayed the link below: http://www.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/basicviewer/index.html?appid=f03b21b359964374a1d4c274de254f26

  • No idea why the pile-on of downvotes for a simple data request question just like any of dozens of others here. Not four days ago we had the exact same question for the exact same data but on a global scale, same basic length and format (but no example like this question) and it got two upvotes and no downvotes. Dimitris, you might try asking on opendata.stackexchange.com – Chris W May 14 '15 at 0:56
  • Because some people just like to down vote! In all seriousness, I had a look at Dimitris other post about Solar resources and thought … we didn’t he have a look at the sources stated? Since I’m a nice person (honestly) I put 2 and 2 together and did a quick Google. – Andrew Tice May 14 '15 at 1:25

Oddly enough, I had a chat last night with a fellow from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) here in Denver. He said they are doing work in India on wind / renewables but the Indian Gov't will not release the data they need for their work!

Just thought I'd share that since I saw this post and had this discussion last night...


The Global Wind Atlas by DTU Energy and the World Bank Group is definitely worth checking out. It contains GIS data on wind speed, capacity factor and direction (and much more) at 50, 100 and 200m hub height, with a 250x250m resolution, free of charge.


This isn't an online, data download link, but I know that the 'Center for Wind Energy technology' had released am 'Indian Wind Atlas' in 2010, which is the most comprehensive (IMHO) report on this issue.

Most of the Google hits that you see for this term, are actually using data and maps from this report.

You might be able to access this Atlas from some Library.


National Institute of Wind Enery (NIWE) formerly C-WET has the wind resource data for pan India http://niwe.res.in/

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