Technologies and Methods used in Wind Resource Assessment

Prasad, Ravita and Bansal, Ramesh C. (2011). Technologies and Methods used in Wind Resource Assessment. In Ahmed F. Zobaa and Ramesh Bansal (Ed.), Handbook of renewable energy technology (pp. 69-98) Singapore: World Scientific.

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Author Prasad, Ravita
Bansal, Ramesh C.
Title of chapter Technologies and Methods used in Wind Resource Assessment
Title of book Handbook of renewable energy technology
Place of Publication Singapore
Publisher World Scientific
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 981428906X
Editor Ahmed F. Zobaa
Ramesh Bansal
Chapter number 4
Start page 69
End page 98
Total pages 30
Total chapters 29
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Subjects 660200 Renewable Energy
0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Abstract/Summary Wind energy is one of the fastest growing energy sources in the world today. The reason for this can be due to the fact that there have been vast improvements in wind energy technology which has led to lower cost. For any wind energy project to be successful there should be a thorough wind resource assessment (WRA) carried out. This chapter presents literature review on the technologies and methods used in WRA. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 4.1 gives an overview on wind energy. Section 4.2 presents the literature review on technologies, software and methods used in WRA. Section 4.3 describes a method for finding the optimum wind turbine for a site. Section 4.4 presents the uncertainty involved in predicting wind speed using different methods. Finally, some conclusions are drawn.
Keyword Renewable energy systems
Wind Resource Assessment (WRA)
Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECs)
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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