American Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
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American Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Vol.1, No.2, Jul. 2015, Pub. Date: Jul. 16, 2015
Evaluating the Potential of Wind Power in Order to Electrify a Remote Village in South East of Iran
Pages: 58-65 Views: 4150 Downloads: 724
Authors
[01] Abtin Ataei, Department of Energy Engineering, Graduate School of the Environment and Energy, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran; Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA.
[02] Jun-Ki Choi, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA.
[03] Mojtaba Nedaei, Department of Energy Engineering, Graduate School of the Environment and Energy, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract
In this study, an evaluation of the wind resource for over 18 months was done to assess the potential of wind power as a power source in village of Dehak in south east of Iran. The Weibull distribution was used to model the wind data at three heights of 10m, 30m and 40m. Different wind characteristics such as monthly and diurnal wind speed profiles at different heights, wind direction and turbulence intensity were estimated and analyzed. As a result, the Weibull distribution indicated a good agreement with the data obtained from the actual measurements. Although the results revealed that the understudied site doesn't have a sufficient wind energy potential to develop a wind power plant, small and micro-wind turbines still could be used to electrify that remote village. Therefore, an extensive economic feasibility study of installing small wind turbines for sustainable development of the village can be considered in next studies.
Keywords
Dehak Village, Iran, Wind Energy, Weibull Distribution, Micro-Wind Turbine
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