• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 10, Pages: 1043-1047

Original Article

Wind variability study for a complex wind farm site in India


The paper presents the retrospective analysis of 25 years of wind speeds and power prediction using numerical whether prediction model at a complex terrain site in Kerala. The simulated data from the model has been validated using on-site/observed data for the same location obtained from C-WET mast. The model has been fine tuned so as to bring it closer to the observed value by using variance and bias. It is felt that by blending the best of direct onsite measurements with the atmospheric model techniques will give a reliable, credible and comprehensive understanding of the wind resources which will help in maximizing the performances of the wind farms developed in complex terrains with reference to the Indian context thus mitigating the risk of underperformance.
Keywords: Wind, numeric weather prediction model, mesoscale model, wind resource


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