Analysis of wind profile for wind power station development
H.D.Milan Ravinath Perera
Wind energy is one of the largest natural resource that can harness for sustainable energy power generation systems in the world. Wind energy was first used for grinding mills, water pump techniques since 5000B.C and now it has continuously improved to generate electricity. In wind generation technique, the Gearbox, Generator, Hydraulic system, pitch controlling, Rectification, Inverter, foundation and tower design system creates complexity in it. Sitting a wind turbine in an area should be analyzed deeply so that it cannot harm the environment and vice versa the area should be with high wind potential thus to get the predicted wind generation. According to financial modeling of wind stations, the generation cost is almost $3-5 cents/kWh and Investment cost will be $0.8-1.5 per Watt and it is very important to use accurate data for designing the system with concern and should be modeled before investing on the project about its annual energy production. This research is making an approach to identify the wind speed and wind direction measuring analysis, which is one of the key features in designing a wind station. The wind data will give a complete idea about the wind potential of the site which is the fuel for turbines to generate its maximum power under maximum efficiency. This will discuss about how to use the collected wind data to filter and edit in WaSP climate analysis tool in order to maximize the purity of the analysis and finally will model a wind profile by using actual wind measurements collected for 4 years and which can be used to model a wind power station. Finally, it will create the Ob-served wind climate (OWC). The wind rose, and Weibull will be distributed and fitted in the simulations accordingly, and therefore, these data can be a green indication to proceed for a wind turbine site development.
Keywords- Types of wind turbines, Wind measuring, IEC standards, Met stations, Data Analysis, WaSP climate tool, WRPLOT simulation, Wind Rose distribution, Weibull distribution, WaSP tubine edditor, Anual power generation, 3D simulation
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H.D.Milan Ravinath Perera,   "Analysis of wind profile for wind power station development"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.7, Issue 2, pp.130-152, May 2019, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR1902029.pdf