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An assessment of the sea breeze energy potential using small wind turbines in peri-urban coastal areas
Mazón Bueso, Jordi; Rojas Gregorio, José Ignacio; Jou, Jordi; Valle, Aaron; Olmeda, David; Sanchez, Carlos
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física Aplicada; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Escola d'Enginyeria de Telecomunicació i Aeroespacial de Castelldefels (EETAC); Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GCM - Grup de Caracterització de Materials
From wind speed data recorded hourly at 2 m high during 18 years (1993-2010) in the Llobregat Delta (15 km south of Barcelona city; northeast of the Iberian Peninsula), wind speed distributions at 10 m high were computed for the whole year and for the sea breeze period (from March 1 to September 30, from 10 to 19 local time). Weibull probability density functions fitted to the distributions were used to assess the wind energy generated by two off-grid small wind turbines: the IT-PE-100 and the HP-600W. Results from FAST and AeroDyn simulation tools were compared with those obtained by applying measured wind speeds to manufacturer power curves. Using manufacturer data, the IT-PE-100 would deliver 132 kWh during the whole year (70 kWh during the sea breeze period). From the simulations, the IT-PE-100 would deliver 155 kWh during the whole year (80 kWh during the sea breeze period). It is concluded that the sea-breeze is an interesting wind energy resource for micro-generation, not only in the Mediterranean basin but in other areas of the world with similar wind regimes, and particularly in peri-urban coastal areas where large-scale wind farms cannot be implemented.
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Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Aeronàutica i espai::Aerodinàmica
Wind turbines
Aerodynamics
sea breeze
Weibull
wind turbine
peri-urban areas
simulation
Aerogeneradors
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