Feasibility of a Wind-Hydrogen Energy System Based on Wind Characteristics

(De Gruyter) – Wind speed characteristics are an important to wind turbines electricity production and the cost of power generation. The authors evaluated the wind speed characteristics for the city of Chabahar located in the southeastern part of Iran and were modeled using Weibull distribution and power law estimation. The models were compared with additional parameters including air humidity, temperature, surface roughness, turbulence, and wind velocity durations.

The shape parameter and the scale parameter of the Weibull distribution function was determined by empirical measurements at different heights over 2 years from 2014 to 2016.

The amount of wind power that can be produced by installation of eight wind turbines with different powers ranging from 2.5 kW to 8 MW at Chabahar were investigated. Additionally, the annual capacity factor for each turbine was determined. A wind-hydrogen system was considered in the analysis for evaluating the hydrogen production ability from wind energy in the station at Chabahar. The highest amount of hydrogen production was related to Vestas V164 with the yearly value of 194.36 ton-H2.

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Edited for Content and Length by Dr. Matthew A. Hood.

The  full article can be found at De Gruyter in the journal Energy Harvesting and Systems.

DOI: 10.1515/ehs-2017-0003

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