Wind energy potential assessment at four typical locations in Ethiopia
2009 (English)In: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 86, no 3, 388-396 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The wind energy potential at four different sites in Ethiopia - Addis Ababa (09:02N, 38:42E), Mekele (13:33N, 39:30E), Nazret (08:32N, 39:22E), and Debrezeit (8:44N, 39:02E) - has been investigated by compiling data from different sources and analyzing it using a software tool. The results relating to wind energy potential are given in terms of the monthly average wind speed, wind speed probability density function (PDF), wind speed cumulative density function (CDF), and wind speed duration curve (DC) for all four selected sites. in brief, for measurements taken at a height of 10 m, the results show that for three of the four locations the wind energy potential is reasonable, with average wind speeds of approximately 4 m/s. For the fourth site. the mean wind speed is less than 3 m/s. This study is the first stage in a longer project and will be followed by an analysis of solar energy potential and finally the design of a hybrid standalone electric energy supply system that includes a wind turbine, PV, diesel generator and battery.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 86, no 3, 388-396 p.
Wind energy, Ethiopia, Diurnal pattern, Probability density function (PDF), Cumulative density function (CDF), Duration curve (DC)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-11794DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2008.05.012ISI: 000262219600015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-56949096682OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-11794DiVA: diva2:282677
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