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Evaluation of wind energy potential as a power generation source for electricity production in Binalood, Iran

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  • Mostafaeipour, Ali
  • Sedaghat, Ahmad
  • Ghalishooyan, Morteza
  • Dinpashoh, Yagob
  • Mirhosseini, Mojtaba
  • Sefid, Mohammad
  • Pour-Rezaei, Maryam

Abstract

In this paper, the hourly measured wind speed data for years 2007–2010 at 10 m, 30 m and 40 m height for Binalood region in Iran have been statically analyzed to determine the potential of wind power generation. The study showed that the long-term wind speeds were found to be relatively high. The numerical values of the dimensionless Weibull shape parameter (k) and Weibull scale parameters (c) were also determined. Based on these data, it was found that the numerical values of the shape and scale parameters for Binalood varied over a wide range. The yearly values of k at 40 m elevation range from 2.165 to 2.211 with a mean value of 2.186, while those of c are in the range of 7.683–8.016 with a mean value of 7.834. However, the yearly mean wind speed, mean power density and power density of Binalood at 40 m height are found as 5.923 m/s, 305.514 W/m2 and 2676.30 (kWh/m2/year) respectively. The results show that Binalood has available great wind energy potential for grid connection system.

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  • Mostafaeipour, Ali & Sedaghat, Ahmad & Ghalishooyan, Morteza & Dinpashoh, Yagob & Mirhosseini, Mojtaba & Sefid, Mohammad & Pour-Rezaei, Maryam, 2013. "Evaluation of wind energy potential as a power generation source for electricity production in Binalood, Iran," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 52(C), pages 222-229.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:renene:v:52:y:2013:i:c:p:222-229
    DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2012.10.030
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