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An evaluation of wind energy potential at Kati Bandar, Pakistan

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  • Ullah, Irfan
  • Chaudhry, Qamar-uz-Zaman
  • Chipperfield, Andrew J.

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As a developing nation of energy-starved people, Pakistan urgently needs new sources of affordable, clean energy. Wind energy is potentially attractive because of its low environmental impact and sustainability. This work aims to investigate the wind power production potential of sites in south-eastern Pakistan. Wind speed data measured over a one-year period at a typical site on the south-east coast of Pakistan are presented. Frequency distributions of wind speed and wind power densities at three heights, seasonal variations of speed, and estimates of power likely to be produced by commercial turbines are included. The site investigated is found to be a class 4 wind power site with annual average wind speed of 7.16Â m/s and power density of 414Â W/m2 at 50Â m height. The site is, therefore, likely to be suitable for wind farms as well as small, stand-alone systems.

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  • Ullah, Irfan & Chaudhry, Qamar-uz-Zaman & Chipperfield, Andrew J., 2010. "An evaluation of wind energy potential at Kati Bandar, Pakistan," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 14(2), pages 856-861, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:14:y:2010:i:2:p:856-861
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