Wind Energy Potential Estimation for Different Regions of Bangladesh
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages: 47-52
Received: Nov. 7, 2013; Accepted: May 9, 2014; Published: May 20, 2014
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Authors
Proma Anwar Khan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Pobitra Kumar Halder, Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Jessore-7408, Bangladesh
Sabbir Rahman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
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Abstract
This paper deals with the estimation of available wind energy potential in Bangladesh and how it can be utilized. The natural sources of energy are limited. Wind is a very good source of energy in many countries of the world. It is a renewable source of energy that can be used in electricity generation, pumping water and many other sectors. But in our country wind energy extraction is a bit difficult due to low wind speed. In this paper, the available wind energy in Rangamati, Bandarban and Teknaf of our country is calculated both hourly basis. Three stations are analyzed in terms of established parameters like Weibull distribution of wind data, frequency distribution of wind directions over few years using measured data collected from Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD). The predictions and calculations of wind potentials are performed for commercial turbine altitudes 50-70 m to overcome the limitations of the weather data obtained by meteorological anemometers at lower heights. This analysis can also show the variation in wind energy in different seasons. It can help us to understand how much energy we have and how much energy can be fruitfully utilized.
Keywords
Wind Regime, Wind Potential, Weibull Distribution
To cite this article
Proma Anwar Khan, Pobitra Kumar Halder, Sabbir Rahman, Wind Energy Potential Estimation for Different Regions of Bangladesh, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2014, pp. 47-52. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20140303.11
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