• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 32, Pages: 1-9

Original Article

Evaluating Wind Power Potential for Electricity Production in Samawa City - Iraq


Objectives: In the present paper, the wind power potential as a renewable energy source for electricity mass production in Samawa city - Southern Iraq is studied. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Wind speed, temperature, and the relative humidity are measured at height of 11 meters (anemometer height of Samawa meteorological station) for years (2012–2016) and feed as input data to computer program. Mathematical simulation performed to estimating this data and another essential parameters in the study as a function of height (11 m < height < 80 m), taking into consideration the effect of friction coefficient, temperature and relative humidity on density and wind speed. Finding: Wind speed and its frequency (probability density function) are two important factors to evaluating wind power potential represents. The study shows the minimum speed which suitable for electricity power production to be achieved at 34 m height average, but that insufficient for this purpose without achieving good frequency (probability density function) of the suitable speed. The study shows the daily mean of wind speed average characterized by good values and frequency at 75 m height. All the values to get over 5 m/s, and range between 5.14 m/s to 8.23 m/s, that is considering good indication for wind power potential for electricity mass production in study site at least 75 m height. Application/Improvements: The utilization of wind speed for electricity mass production as a renewable energy in Samawa city-Southern Iraq can be verify at least (75 m) height approximately.

Keywords: Electricity Production, Iraq, Physics, Wind Energy


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