Some of the design and methodology considerations in wind resource assessment

Prasad, R. D., Bansal, R. C. and Sauturaga, M. (2009) Some of the design and methodology considerations in wind resource assessment. IET Renewable Power Generation, 3 1: 53-64. doi:10.1049/iet-rpg:20080030

Author Prasad, R. D.
Bansal, R. C.
Sauturaga, M.
Title Some of the design and methodology considerations in wind resource assessment
Journal name IET Renewable Power Generation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1752-1416
Publication date 2009-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1049/iet-rpg:20080030
Volume 3
Issue 1
Start page 53
End page 64
Total pages 12
Place of publication Stevenage, UK
Publisher The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Language eng
Subject 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Abstract Owing to the increasing power demand and the environmental concerns of the conventional power sources, power generation from wind is receiving due attention from majority of power planners. Since wind is an intermittent energy source and to find the economic viability of wind project, a proper wind resource assessment (WRA) and analysis of the data collected is very important. An extensive literature survey on WRA is carried out and the different techniques of WRA are discussed. The methodology includes discussions on preliminary wind survey to choose the best site for installing wind data instruments, selecting the optimum wind turbine suitable for a site and the uncertainties involved in estimating the wind speed using the different WRA techniques.
Keyword Energy-conversion systems
wind resource assessment
power demand
environmental concerns
intermittent energy source
wind data instruments
wind turbine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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