Mansi Patil, Neha Masalekar

Tekton: Volume 10, Issue 1, July 2023
pp. 48 – 71

Mansi Suresh Patil completed her B.Arch. from M.V.P.S. College of Architecture, Nashik in 2010. Along with the architectural practice she is currently pursuing her M. Arch (Landscape) from Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Architecture, Ambegaon, Pune. Research interest includes utilization of renewable sources leading to sustainable development. or

Neha Masalekar completed her B.Arch from BNCA, Pune and M. Arch (Landscape) in 2015. Currently she is pursuing her PHD in Landscape Architecture from SPPU, Pune. She is currently Associate Professor for Masters Department at Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Architecture, Ambegaon-Pune since 2019. Her research interest includes ecological landscape planning and sustainable Landscape. or


Globally wind power is the fastest growing sectors and holds highest potential among the top renewable energy sources. Wind farms are the most invested renewable energy sources and alternative energy supply to fossil fuels in terms of preventing climate change. There is lack of planning and strategic development guidelines leaving large part of wind farm site as unutilized resulting in land degradation and exploitation of resources. Such large-scale development activity and ignorance related other natural resources, aims only at tapping wind energy, affecting the ecological stability and landscape character. Thus, it is a collaborative work in planning for wind farms sites making the role of landscape architects valuable. This research study is intended to provide qualitative solutions for devising integrated ecological management and planning approach for on shore wind farm sites. The methodology applied is studying the current practices for wind farm sitting and operation along with comparative analysis of case studies and focused interviews with experts both in global and Indian context. The research is focused to analyze the existing condition of third largest Indian wind farm at Brahmanvel, Tal. Sakri, Dist. Dhule. This paper concludes that by ecological means one can achieve the sustainable way of siting the wind energy landscape.

Dhule Fridge, Ecological Landscape Planning, Energy Landscape, Land Degradation, Wind Farms