Wind energy analysis for Vadravadra site in Fiji Islands: A case study

Prasad, R. D., Bansal, R. C. and Sauturaga, M. (2009) Wind energy analysis for Vadravadra site in Fiji Islands: A case study. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 24 3: 750-757. doi:10.1109/TEC.2009.2025326

Author Prasad, R. D.
Bansal, R. C.
Sauturaga, M.
Title Wind energy analysis for Vadravadra site in Fiji Islands: A case study
Journal name IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0885-8969
Publication date 2009-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1109/TEC.2009.2025326
Volume 24
Issue 3
Start page 750
End page 757
Total pages 8
Place of publication Piscataway, N.J., USA
Publisher IEEE
Language eng
Subject 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Abstract Rising fuel costs, increased energy consumption, and growing environmental concerns have led mankind to look for alternate sources of energy apart from conventional fuels. One of the promising renewable energy sources is wind energy. For harnessing wind energy from a wind turbine or wind farm, wind resource assessment (WRA) needs to be carried out. WRA will highlight which site is optimum (in terms of economics and wind characteristics) for wind turbine installation and how much would be the estimated energy output from that particular site. This paper presents the estimate for annual wind energy yield for the Vadravadra site in Gau Island in Fiji. It also presents a method for finding the optimum wind turbine that can be installed at a site and the kind of wind turbine that should be installed at a site, where cyclone may hit the area. © 2009 IEEE.
Keyword Capacity factor
energy yield
turbine performance index
wind resource assessment
wind turbine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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