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Wind energy is without doubt one of the quickest constructing resources of renewable power. It makes colossal contributions to energy grids around the world, and it supplies to play a well-liked function within the world's destiny power defense. on condition that truth, there's an ongoing desire for study that investigates the potential for particular areas for wind-farm improvement, mixed with the social, fiscal, and environmental impacts Read more...

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10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 27 Adekoya, LO, Adewale, AA: Wind energy potential of Nigeria. Renew. Energy. 2, 35–39 (1992). Fadare, DA: The application of artificial neural networks to mapping of wind speed profile for energy application in Nigeria. Applied Energy. 87, 934–942 (2010). Adaramola, MS, Oyewola, OM: On wind speed pattern and energy potential in Nigeria. Energy Policy. 39, 2501–2506 (2011). Marcius-Kaitis, M, Katnals, V, Karaliauskas, A: Wind power usage and prediction prospects in Lithuania.

FIGURE 3: (a) Annual average wind speed at 100 m height for the period 2004–2010 based on the Hirlam model data. (b) Average wind power density at 100 m. © 2015 by Apple Academic Press, Inc. Assessment of the Present and Future Offshore Wind Power Potential 41 FIGURE 4: Mean annual and seasonal (winter-DJF, summer-JJA) wind speed at 10 and 100 m height (2004–2010). The location of the transect is indicated in Figure 1. The created maps are based on the atmospheric model data that provide a better estimate of the offshore wind resources than the previously available evaluation using the in situ observation data from the coastal stations.

This is expected because, when compared with other sites, Enugu has the highest annual mean wind speed © 2015 by Apple Academic Press, Inc. Wind Speed Data and Wind Energy Potential in South-East Nigeria 19 and highest value of VE at the hub height for each turbine. The annual energy output for Enugu ranges from about 113 MWh/year using POLARIS 19–100 model to 2,444 MWh using WWD-1-60 model. Among the 1,000-kW model turbines, the WWD-1-60 model produced the highest power output, closely followed by the POLARIS 62–1000 (2,431 MWh/year), while BONUS 1000–54 produced the least power (849 MWh/year).

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