Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 10, Pages: 1043-1047
Rajesh katyal1 , S. Gomathinayagam1 , Siraj Ahmed2 and Saleem Akhtar3*
1 Centre for Wind Energy Technology(C-WET), Chennai – 600 100, TN, India
2 Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, MP, India
3 Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal, MP, India
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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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