Impact of Atmospheric Parameters on Power Generation of Wind Turbine
American Journal of Energy Engineering
Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016, Pages: 17-25
Received: Apr. 27, 2016; Accepted: May 13, 2016; Published: May 30, 2016
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Ravindra B. Sholapurkar, Department of Chemical Engineering, DR. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, Tal Mangaon, Dist. Raigad, Maharashtra, India
Yogesh S. Mahajan, DR. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, Tal Mangaon, Dist. Raigad, Maharashtra, India
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Economic growth of any country depends on access to reliable energy. Wind energy is fast gaining importance among non-conventional sources, which is a function of parameters like topography of the terrain, weather conditions etc. The present work explores the potential of a 225 MW turbine located in a mountainous site in Maharashtra, India. Values of wind velocity, air temperature, density and power generation were recorded for one complete year. Analysis was done using power curves. The results show that the energy output of wind turbine is based on power curves of a specific site. The conceptual features such as energy per rated power, efficiency of wind turbine and average energy per hour are calculated. It is useful for the investor to access the wind turbine pay-back period and adopt of new optimizing technique.
Wind Energy, Atmospheric Parameters, Wind Power Generation
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Ravindra B. Sholapurkar, Yogesh S. Mahajan, Impact of Atmospheric Parameters on Power Generation of Wind Turbine, American Journal of Energy Engineering. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 17-25. doi: 10.11648/j.ajee.20160402.12
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