Assessment of wind energy prospect by weibull distribution for prospective wind sites in Australia

Azad, K, Rasul, M, Halder, P and Sutariya, J 2019, 'Assessment of wind energy prospect by weibull distribution for prospective wind sites in Australia', Energy Procedia, vol. 160, pp. 348-355.


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Title Assessment of wind energy prospect by weibull distribution for prospective wind sites in Australia
Author(s) Azad, K
Rasul, M
Halder, P
Sutariya, J
Year 2019
Journal name Energy Procedia
Volume number 160
Start page 348
End page 355
Total pages 8
Publisher Elsevier BV
Abstract In this study, three potential wind sites such as Hamilton Island, Proserpine, and South Johnstone wind speed data has been analyzed using Weibull distribution. The half-hourly time series wind speed data used in this analysis were obtained from Bureau of Meteorology, Australia wind monitoring stations. With the aim assessing the wind energy potential, method of moments (MOM), empirical method (EM), and power density method (PDM) were employed for determining the Weibull factors of the available data. The accuracy of the results was analyzed using a statistical test tool named chi-square error (χ2). The EM method was found to be the best method among the three studied methods for calculating Weibull parameters. Based on the analyzed data, a horizontal axis wind turbine specification was proposed. Finally, wind power profile of Hamilton Island site was evaluated for the proposed turbine specification.
Subject Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Keyword(s) Scale factor
Statistical tools
Weibull function
Weibull shape factor
Wind energy
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.egypro.2019.02.167
Copyright notice © 2019 The Authors. Open Access Article
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