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Constitutive Modeling of Wind Energy Potential of Selected Sites in Nigeria: A Pre-Assessment Model

Ajayi, O. O. and Fagbenle, R. O. and Katende, J. (2013) Constitutive Modeling of Wind Energy Potential of Selected Sites in Nigeria: A Pre-Assessment Model. In: Constitutive Modeling of Wind Energy Potential of Selected Sites in Nigeria: A Pre-Assessment Model. IGI-Global.

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Abstract

In this chapter, the authors present the result of a study carried out to develop a pre-assessment model that can be used to carry out a preliminary study on the availability of wind energy resources of a site. 21 years’ (1987 – 2007) monthly average wind speeds for 18 locations in Nigeria were used to create the simple constitutive model. The locations span across the six geopolitical zones of the nation with three stations from each zone. Various statistical procedures were employed in the development of the model. The outcome gave an empirical model, which if employed, will lead to determining the mod- est range of wind energy potential of a site. Further, the results from this model were compared with those from the well-established two-parameter Weibull statistical distribution function and found to be reasonably adequate. Thus with this model, decision on site selection for complete assessment can be made without much rigour.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2013 16:09
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2013 16:09
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/1270

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