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Optimal selection of Wind Turbine Generators

by M. Bencherif, B. N. Brahmi, A. Chikhaoui
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 92 - Number 10
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors: M. Bencherif, B. N. Brahmi, A. Chikhaoui

M. Bencherif, B. N. Brahmi, A. Chikhaoui . Optimal selection of Wind Turbine Generators. International Journal of Computer Applications. 92, 10 ( April 2014), 1-10. DOI=10.5120/16042-4717

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author = { M. Bencherif, B. N. Brahmi, A. Chikhaoui },
title = { Optimal selection of Wind Turbine Generators },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { April 2014 },
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This paper examines optimum selection of wind turbines between site and wind turbine generators. An analysis methodology is done at the planning and development stages of installation of wind power stations will enable the wind power developer or the power utilities to make a judicious and rapid choice of suitable wind energy conversion system from the available potential sites. The methodology of analysis is based on the computations of annual capacity factors, which are done using the Weibull distribution function and power curve model. The methodology helps to the determination of the speeds characteristic range of the wind machines and to make easy the choice of the suitable wind turbine for a given site, in order to maximize the delivered energy for a given amount of available wind energy. This methodology is applied to install a wind energy conversion system at four sites in Algeria.

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Probability density function power curve law capacity factors wind turbine generators optimum siting energy output.