in: Applications of Nature-Inspired Computing in Renewable Energy Systems, Mellal Mohamed Arezki, Editor, IGI Global, Bumardas, pp.10-20, 2021
Seasonal analysis of wind speed includes elements of its evaluation and analysis for wind energy production in complex geographical areas. These analyses require wind energy systems to be set up, integrated, operated, and designed according to seasonal differences. Istanbul wind speed data were collected hourly and analyzed seasonally. When the results of the analysis are examined, no significant increase in seasonal transitions was observed, while certain changes were observed between summer and winter. Here, statistical analysis, Weibull distribution function, and signal processing-based PSD analysis for wind speed is performed. In addition, correlation analysis was made between the seasons. Although significant results were obtained in signal-based analyses, results were obtained for seasonal transitions in correlation analyses. Seasonal spectral densities were calculated in the spectral analysis of wind speed data. This study has important implications in terms of extraction of seasonal characteristics of wind speed, resource assessment, operation, investment, and feasibility.