Stand-alone wind energy systems for power generation in Nigeria

Uguru-Okorie, D.C and Kuhe, A and Ikpotokin, I. (2015) Stand-alone wind energy systems for power generation in Nigeria. International Journal of Advanced Information Science and Technology, 38 (38). pp. 63-72. ISSN 2319:2682

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The realization of a stable and adequate electricity generation and supply has been a serious challenge in Nigeria, especially in the remote areas of the country. The interest of the government and private firms has been on the installation of power plant running on fossil fuel while neglecting the renewable energy resources the country is endowed with. To achieve adequate generation and supply of electricity to the populace in urban and remote areas, appropriate stand-alone wind energy systems are recommended for installation in wind sites, on buildings and communication masts based on the wind pattern of the various locations in the country. A brief review of the wind potentials of the various locations in the country is done. A review on the HAWT and the various configurations of the VAWT is done with emphasis on its merits and demerits and also a brief review on building-mounted wind power systems is done, with recommendations on appropriate wind energy systems for installation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 13:09
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2017 13:09

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