Optimum Selection of Wind Turbines
Science Journal of Energy Engineering
Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2014, Pages: 36-46
Received: Jan. 15, 2014; Accepted: Aug. 18, 2014; Published: Aug. 20, 2014
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Authors
M. Bencherif, Department of Physics, University of Tlemcen, B.p. 119, Tlemcen R. p. 13000, Algeria
B. N. Brahmi, Department of Physics, University of Tlemcen, B.p. 119, Tlemcen R. p. 13000, Algeria
A. Chikhaoui, Department of Physics, University of Tlemcen, B.p. 119, Tlemcen R. p. 13000, Algeria
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Abstract
This paper investigates optimum siting of wind turbine generators from the viewpoint of site and wind turbine generator selection. This analysis methodology is done at the planning and development stages of installation of wind power stations will enable the wind power developer or the power utilities to make a judicious and rapidly choice of potential site and wind turbine generator system from the available potential sites and wind turbine generators respectively. The methodology of analysis is based on the computations of annual capacity factors, which are done using the Weibull distribution function and power curve model. This method is applied to install a wind energy conversion system at four sites in Algeria.
Keywords
Probability Density Function, Power Curve Law, Capacity Factors, Wind Turbine Generators, Optimum Siting, Energy Output
To cite this article
M. Bencherif, B. N. Brahmi, A. Chikhaoui, Optimum Selection of Wind Turbines, Science Journal of Energy Engineering. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2014, pp. 36-46. doi: 10.11648/j.sjee.20140204.12
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