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Evaluation of wind energy potential as a power generation source in Chad

Didane, DJamal Hissein and Rosly, Nurhayati and Zulkafli, Mohd Fadhli and Shamsudin, Syariful Syafiq (2017) Evaluation of wind energy potential as a power generation source in Chad. International Journal of Rotating Machinery, 2017. pp. 1-10. ISSN 15423034

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Abstract

Long-termwind speed data for thirteen meteorological stations,measured over a five-year period, were statistically analyzed using the two-parameterWeibull distribution function.The purpose of this study is to reveal for the first time the wind power potentials in Chad and to provide a comprehensive wind map of the country.Theresults show that the values of the shape and scale parameters varied over awide range. Analysis of the seasonal variations showed that higherwind speed values occurwhen the weather condition is generally dry and they drop considerably when the weather condition is wet. It was also observed that the wind speed increases as one moves from the southern zone to the Saharan zone. Although the wind power at each site varies significantly, however, the potentials of most of the sites were encouraging. Nevertheless, according to the PNNL classification system, they are favorable for small-scale applications only.Afewstations in the middle of Sudanian and Sahel regions are found to be not feasible forwind energy generation due to their poor mean wind speed.The prevailing wind direction for both Saharan and Sahel regions is dominated by northeastern wind, while it diverged to different directions in the Sudanian zone.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807-830 Renewable energy sources
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Aeronautical Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2018 01:13
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2018 01:13
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10322
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