Development of Wind Mapping Based on Artificial Neural Network (ANN) for Energy Exploration in Sarawak

Lawan, S.M. and Abidin, W.A.W.Z. and Chai, W.Y and Baharun, A. and Masri, T. (2014) Development of Wind Mapping Based on Artificial Neural Network (ANN) for Energy Exploration in Sarawak. International Journal Of Renewable Energy Research, 4 (3).

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The exponential rise in global population and rapidly depleting reserves of fossil fuels and pollution that is occurring as a result of burning hydrocarbons have drawn the attention of researchers, engineers and designers in searching for clean and emission free sources of energy. Wind energy is naturally replenished which comes from wind and produce electricity using natural power of wind to drive a generator. The power is clean and inexhaustible that will sustain and maintained the environment. The most important parameter of the wind energy is the wind velocity. A couple number of wind speed prediction models have been published in scientific literatures that are related to estimation of wind speed values. This paper presents Neural Network (NN) techniques for the prediction of wind speed in the areas where wind speeds velocity does not exist. The ANN model has been designed using the NN Toolbox in Matlab environment. A total of ten years data from five locations starting from 2003 to 2012, and five years data from a period of 2008-2012 were used for the network training, testing and validation. Topographical parameters (latitude, longitude and elevation) and meteorological variables that results in wind formation have been considered in this study. Comparison techniques based on statistical measures between the references measured and simulated wind speed indicated that the ANN model correlated well with reference measured data.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Renewable energy, Wind energy, Wind mapping, Artificial neural network, Sarawak, UNIMAS, 2014, Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2014 02:48
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 00:16
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/5197

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