Wind Potential Assessment of Ain Salah in Algeria; Calculation of the Cost Energy
International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering
Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015, Pages: 38-42
Received: Jan. 12, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 20, 2015; Published: Feb. 27, 2015
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Miloud Benmedjahed, Unité de Recherche en Energies Renouvelables en Milieu Saharien, URERMS, Centre Développement des Energies Renouvelables, CDER, BP 478 Route de Reggane, Adrar, Algeria
Zakaria Bouzid, Division des Nouveaux Matériaux, Systèmes et Environnement, Unité de Recherche Matériaux et Energies Renouvelables, DNMSE-URMER, University of Tlemcen, BP 119, Tlemcen, Algeria
Nassera Ghellai, Division des Nouveaux Matériaux, Systèmes et Environnement, Unité de Recherche Matériaux et Energies Renouvelables, DNMSE-URMER, University of Tlemcen, BP 119, Tlemcen, Algeria
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Abstract
The objective of this work is to evaluate the wind resource on the site of Ain Salah, in Algeria. The hourly data used in this study span a period of 10 years. The parameters considered are the speed and direction of wind. The wind energy production was evaluated and an economic evaluation was conducted for wind farm (10MW) consisting of Twelve WGT 850 KW. The obtained results for the Weibull parameters was k = 2.48 and C = 6.0 m/s, at 10 m above the ground with an average wind speed of 5.4 m/s and the price per kW for our wind frame are 0.1603 USD/Kw.
Keywords
Wind, Wind Rose, Weibull, Energy, Cost, Algeria
To cite this article
Miloud Benmedjahed, Zakaria Bouzid, Nassera Ghellai, Wind Potential Assessment of Ain Salah in Algeria; Calculation of the Cost Energy, International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2015, pp. 38-42. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepe.20150402.14
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