Wind Energy Systems for Omu Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria

Uguru-Okorie, D.C and Ikpotokin, I. and Osueke, C.O. and Olawale, O. (2019) Wind Energy Systems for Omu Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1378. 032008. ISSN 1742-6588

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The quest for energy from renewable and sustainable sources has led to the investment on exploration and installations of wind energy systems to harness energy from wind for use by mankind. Various wind energy systems exist and they are quite expensive. Selections of appropriate systems for installation are dependent on the wind power available in a location. It is therefore important that proper wind assessment is done before investments on infrastructures for harnessing wind power are put in place. Wind data between 2014 and 2018 were obtained from the Landmark University Weather Station in Omu Aran and the pattern of wind speed distribution in the location over the years in focus were determined by the Weibull function. The power law was used to estimate the wind speeds at heights of 10 and 20 metres respectively. Recommendations on appropriate wind energy systems suitable for Omu Aran region were made based on the wind speed pattern.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
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Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2021 13:03
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2021 13:03

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