ANALYSIS OF WIND DATA

Projected long term average wind speed is the most important parameter to take into account while evaluating the economic viability of a WPP. This is determined by using measurements at a candidate project area and numerical modeling techniques together. A quality check and validation procedure is applied on the collected wind. Hence, all erroneous data (caused by icing, malfunctioning of sensor, etc.) is filtered out. In order to reduce the amount of and to recover such missing data, correlation and several statistical/meteorological techniques are applied. After the data filtering/recovering procedure, mean wind speed, frequency distribution, sector-wise and overall Weibull distribution parameters, wind rose, energy rose, optimum wind direction, monthly and diurnal changes, vertical wind profile, turbulence intensity, extreme winds and air density are estimated. In the light of these evaluations, turbine classes and optimal hub heights those are suitable to the wind climate of the project area are chosen.

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