Applicability of wind-solar thermal hybrid power systems in the northeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula

Sahin A. Z.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.22, no.9, pp.845-850, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/009083100300001645
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY SOURCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.845-850
  • Keywords: solar energy, solar-wind hybrid thermal power systems, wind energy


The statistical correlation of wind and solar thermal power availability in the northeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula is investigated Simple models were developed to determine wind, solar and hybrid power resources per unit area. Correlations between solar and wind power data were carried out on hourly, daily and monthly basis. The results of correlations indicate that possible applications of hybrid systems could be considered for efficient utilization of these resources.