An Assessment of Wind Power Density in South East Nigeria, Enugu
American Journal of Modern Energy
Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 58-62
Received: Aug. 29, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 9, 2016; Published: Jan. 16, 2017
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A. Ahmed, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Nigeria
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Abstract
The aim of this study is to establish the wind power potential for the wind energy resource in Enugu, south east Nigeria. For this purpose, monthly wind speed data were obtained at 10m height from Nigeria Meteorological station NIMET, Abuja for the period (1990 – 2006). The monthly average values of wind speed, standard deviation, Weibull parameters and wind power were determined. The Weibull and Rayleigh probability density function and the cumulative distribution function respectively were also evaluated. The results show that this region, according to wind power classification is in wind power class II because values of wind power density is greater than 100W/m2. From the results obtained electricity generation from wind power is quite promising for the installation of wind turbines.
Keywords
Power Density, Nigeria, Wind Class, Rayleigh, Weibull
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A. Ahmed, An Assessment of Wind Power Density in South East Nigeria, Enugu, American Journal of Modern Energy. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2016, pp. 58-62. doi: 10.11648/j.ajme.20160206.15
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