Wind energy potential in kuching areas of sarawak for small-scale power application

Salisu Muhammad, Lawan and Wan Azlan, Wan Zaina Abidinl and Chai, Wangyin and Azhaili, Baharun and Thelaha, Bin Hj Masri (2015) Wind energy potential in kuching areas of sarawak for small-scale power application. International Journal of Engineering Research in Africa, 15. pp. 1-10. ISSN 16633571

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Abstract

Energy is a catalyst for national development; most of the countries depend on hydrocarbon fuels for power generation. The traditional sources of energy are exorbitant and finite. In addition, they emit excessive carbon dioxide and other gases into the lower layer of the atmosphere, which influence the increase occurrence of global warming in the world. Recently, renewable energy's are gaining more attraction and attention in many parts of the globe, due to nonpolluting characteristics. Among the renewable, wind power has emerged as safest and cleanest resource that will satisfy the need of energy in a cost effective way. Wind energy system can suit the energy need for grid and stand-alone mode. This paper investigates the potential of wind energy in Kuching for small-scale power application. The study employed three years wind speed data spanning from 2010-2012 observed at the Kuching meteorological station. Details of the analysis carried out and potential of using wind energy systems are presented. Additionally, the output performances of two wind turbines are examined based on the computed Weibull distribution

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Small-scale, Wind energy, Wind speed, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 01:20
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 01:20
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/15262

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