On the Determination of Levelized Cost of Electricity of Wind Energy in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh
Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017, Pages: 74-79
Received: Feb. 19, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 1, 2017; Published: Apr. 13, 2017
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Fahmida Azmi, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
M. Mofazzal Hossain, Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Abstract
Sustainable energy supply is the key to industrial, social and economic developments of any society. At the same time environment friendly sustainable energy supply is a burning issue nowadays. Among other renewable energy sources, due to geographical location, wind energy harvesting is more prospective in Bangladesh, especially in the coastal area of Bangladesh. In this work we studied the feasibility of harvesting wind energy in the coastal area of Bangladesh through the calculation of levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) at seven different locations. It is found that among seven locations the LCOE is approximately 5 BDT/kWh at Kuakata and St. Martin. We also investigated the effects of blade diameter and tower height on LCOE. It is found that the minimum LCOE may be achieved using blade diameter of 21.5 m and tower height has insignificant effects on the LCOE of wind energy for the coastal area of Bangladesh.
Keywords
LCOE, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Tower Height, Blade Diameter
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Fahmida Azmi, M. Mofazzal Hossain, On the Determination of Levelized Cost of Electricity of Wind Energy in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh, Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017, pp. 74-79. doi: 10.11648/j.jeee.20170502.18
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