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Present state of wind energy utilisation in Hungary: policy, wind climate, and modelling studies

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  • Bartholy, J.
  • Radics, K.
  • Bohoczky, F.
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    Earlier renewable energy studies suggested that Hungary does not have considerable extractable wind power due to the low mean annual wind speed. Recent technological developments with the remarkable increase of tower height and rotor diameter of wind power stations made it possible to reevaluate wind energy consumption in continental regions such as the Carpathian Basin. This paper presents the policy changes of the Hungarian government concerning the joining of the country to the European Union planned in 2004. In order to support governmental efforts on renewable energy consumption a research project started on mapping potential wind resources of the country. It was essential to measure and analyse the flows in the lower 100-150 m of the boundary layer through vertical profile estimations. Then, serving the optimal siting the WAsP model has been applied to extrapolate the measured data at different regions of Hungary.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 175-186

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    1. Xydis, G. & Koroneos, C. & Loizidou, M., 2009. "Exergy analysis in a wind speed prognostic model as a wind farm sitting selection tool: A case study in Southern Greece," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 86(11), pages 2411-2420, November.
    2. Montes, German Martinez & Martin, Enrique Prados & Bayo, Javier Alegre & Garcia, Javier OrdoƱez, 2011. "The applicability of computer simulation using Monte Carlo techniques in windfarm profitability analysis," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(9), pages 4746-4755.
    3. Jebaraj, S. & Iniyan, S., 2006. "A review of energy models," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 10(4), pages 281-311, August.

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