Estimation of wind power potential using Weibull distribution


GENC A., ERISOGLU M., PEKGOR A., OTURANC G., HEPBASLI A., Ulgen K.

ENERGY SOURCES, cilt.27, ss.809-822, 2005

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00908310490450647
  • Dergi Adı: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.809-822

Özet

The main objective of the present study is to estimate wind power potential using the two Weibull parameters of the wind speed distribution function, the shape parameter k (dimensionless) and the scale parameter c (m/s). In this regard, a methodology that uses three various techniques ( maximum likelihood, least squares, and method of moments) for estimating the Weibull parameters was given first. The methodology was then applied to a region in Turkey. Finally, the parameter techniques were compared to Monte-Carlo simulation in different sample sizes, and the best parameter estimation techniques belonging to the sample sizes were also determined.