Wind Energy Potential Assessment of Yola

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Title

Wind Energy Potential Assessment of Yola

Description

This report present an assessment of wind energy potential of Yola town, the Adamawa State capital based on the Weibull Model using 15yaers mean monthly wind speeds covering (1986-2000) taken at height of 10m. Power densities were found to range from 0.594Wm-2 in November to 2.802Wm-2 in April and energy density was found to range from 0.442kWhm-2 to 2.082kWhm-2. Principles of extrapolation were applied at a height of 30m using roughness of 0.214. Power and energy densities at this height, were found to range from 1.203Wm-2 to 5.672Wm-2 and 0.894kWhm-2 to 4.215kWhm-2 respectively. Weibull’s distribution parameters k, c and Г functions were also computed and their average values were 2.537, 1.408ms-1 and 0.634 respectively. The Assessment reveals that Yola is not a good zone for generation of electrical energy from wind. However, it can be suitable for wind mills for water pumping and grinding or milling pulses and grains.

Creator

A. M. Usman, N. H. Waziri, A. Babakano

Source

Scirj Volume II, Issue I, January 2014 Edition

Publisher

Scientific Research Journal (Scirj)
ISSN: 2201-2796

Identifier

http://scirj.org/january-2014-paper.php?rp=P011481

Citation

A. M. Usman, N. H. Waziri, A. Babakano, “Wind Energy Potential Assessment of Yola ,” Scientific Research Journal -> Research Library, accessed June 24, 2019, http://www.scirj.org/rp/items/show/50.

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