Calculation of Wind Energy Potential and Economic Analysis by Using Weibull Distribution-A Case Study from Turkey. Part 1: Determination of Weibull Parameters


Akdag S. A. , Guler O.

ENERGY SOURCES PART B-ECONOMICS PLANNING AND POLICY, vol.4, no.1, pp.1-8, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15567240802532841
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES PART B-ECONOMICS PLANNING AND POLICY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8
  • Keywords: Canakkale region, Weibull distribution, wind energy, TURBINE CHARACTERISTICS, ELECTRICITY-GENERATION, SPEED, EGYPT, POWER

Abstract

Wind energy potential of Canakkale region has been analyzed using real time series analysis and Weibull distribution, making use of hourly average wind data of Turkish State Meteorological Service measured in 10 m height between 2001 and 2006. Weibull parameters have been calculated by using graphic, moment, and maximum likelihood methods for 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and 100 m hub heights. It has been determined that moment method gives better results than other methods according to the R-2 and root mean square error (RMSE) analysis.