Incessant demand for energy has compelled the exploitation of non-renewable resources ruthlessly. Their steady depletion and near decimation resulted in the quest for alternatives within the possibilities permitted by the available resources, level of human intellect and technological advancement. Since energy has always occupied a prime place in the development of a region, when not available locally, it is imported. In India too inadequacy of local sources created a need for imported substitutes and supplements. Commensurate with the pace of industrialization and urbanization, energy imports increased, constituting one-eighth of total trade today. The history of energy use indicates the quick succession of wind energy to firewood use, though despite its almost ubiquitous status, its use was short lived. Wind is considered one of the most viable of sources. The non-availability of adequate energy has plunged economies into sudden decline. Such problems compelled the exploration of new areas and exploitation of new alternative energy resources.