Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-3
Samina Rajper* and Aijaz A. Kalhoro
Objectives: Wind turbine micro siting is a major issue while an appropriate wind farm layout is required in terms of maximum generation of energy and lowest cost investment. The energy production majorly depends upon the demographic conditions of the location while the investment involves the major expenses like civil works, wind turbine acquisitions etc. Many research studies have been undertaken to cope with the problem of acquiring the appropriate wind farm layout development by optimizing the wind turbine micrositing. The objective of the study is to find the optimized cost per unit power if the wind speed is constant but multi-directional. Methods/Analysis: The Jansen’s analytical model is used to undertake the study problem for the case when the wind is at constant speed but multi-directional. Findings: An optimal layout for the considered problem is proposed where the wind is considered from all directions. Novelty/Improvement: A wind farm layout consists of 34 wind turbines producing 77760 KW per year at 311x10-3 cost per unit power is acquired that is an improved solution to optimal wind turbine micrositing for the mentioned case.
Keywords: Micrositing, Energy, Optimization, Wind Turbines, Wind Farms
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