International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2570

Full Length Research Paper

Statistical evaluation of wind speed and energy potential for the construction of a power plant in Baladeh, Nur, Northern Iran

Gholamreza Janbaz Ghobadi1*, Bahram Gholizadeh2 and Bagher Soltani2
1Islamic Azad University, Jouybar Branch, Jouybar Iran. 2Islamic Azad University, Nur Branch, Nur, Iran
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 07 June 2011
  •  Published: 16 September 2011

Abstract

Renewable energy does not pollute the environment and it has an endless and free primary source and
save fossil fuel reserves for future generations. Finding and confirming the appropriate potential areas
for installing wind turbines is the first and the most important step for constructing wind power plants.
Hence, installing a standard anemometer station and checking wind flow regime is essential. In this
paper, statistical characteristics of wind speed and direction and the parameters of Weibull function
probability distribution were determined and then the potential and density of the wind power were
calculated in Baladeh. The results showed that this place was classified in second power class under
world classification and it has a relatively good condition for the installation of wind turbines, especially
in warm seasons.
 
Key words: Baladeh, Weibull distribution function, wind energy potential.