Wind Mills

Wind mills: Coimbatore and Tiruppur district are bounded by the Western Ghats by North and South west and enjoys pleasant climate throughout the year with heavy rainfall. To the West is the Palghat Gap, the only major pass in the long stretch of the ghats abutting Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The Palghat Gap, connecting Coimbatore and Palakkad, serves as an important transit link for both the states. The rest of the district lies in the rain shadow region of the Western Ghats and experiences salubrious climate most parts of the year. Tiruppur is in the shadow region of the Western Ghates. During rainy season, this place enjoys a very pleasant climate all the year round, aided by the fresh breeze that flows through the 25 kms long palakad gap. The wind flows through palaghat gap serve as source of alternate wind energy in the area of kethanur, Kundadam, Gudimangalam and Udumalaipettai as these areas were being identified as high wind prone zone. Plenty of wind mills were erected in this region with the help of Ministry of New and Non Conventional Energy and Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency. One can enjoy the huge wind mill tower with fan shield revolving for generating electricity either travelling from Palladam to Udumalaipaettai via Kethanur and Gudimangalam or from Pollachi to Dharapuram via Gudimangalam.

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