Wind power potential and characteristic analysis of the Pearl River Delta region, China

Wei Zhou, Hongxing Yang, Zhaohong Fang

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Abstract

Wind power potentials of the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region have been statistically analyzed based on the hourly measured wind speed data in four islands. The hourly and monthly wind speed and wind power density are assessed to have remarkable variations, and the Weibull distribution function has been derived from the available data with its two parameters identified. The wind power and operating possibilities of these locations have been studied based on the Weibull function. The wind power potentials of these sites were found to be encouraging; however, the wind power at different site varies significantly, so attention should be paid to the wind conditions as well as the site terrains in choosing the wind farm sites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-753
Number of pages15
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2006

Keywords

  • Mean wind speed
  • Operating possibility
  • Weibull distribution function
  • Wind power density

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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