University Links: Home Page | Site Map
Covenant University Repository

Wind profile characteristics and turbine performance analysis in Kano, north-western Nigeria

Ajayi, Oluseyi O and Fagbenle, Richard O and Katende, James and Aasa, S. A. and Okeniyi, Joshua O (2013) Wind profile characteristics and turbine performance analysis in Kano, north-western Nigeria. International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, 4 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 2251-6832

[img] PDF - Published Version
Download (74Kb)

Abstract

This study analyzed the electricity generation potential from wind at Kano, Nigeria (12.05°N; 08.2°E; altitude 472.5 m; air density 1.1705 kg/m3). Twenty one years (1987 to 2007) monthly mean wind speed data at a height of 10 m were assessed from the Nigeria Meteorological Department, Oshodi. The data were subjected to different statistical tests and also compared with the two-parameter Weibull probability density function. The outcome shows that the average monthly wind speed ranged from 6.6 to 9.5 m/s. Seasonally, average wind speeds ranged between 6.6 to 8.5 m/s and 7.4 to 9.5 m/s for dry (October to March) and wet (April to September) seasons, respectively. Also, estimated monthly wind power ranged between 3.6 and 12.5 MWh/m2. The most probable and maximum energy carrying wind speeds were also determined and the two parameters of the Weibull statistics were found to lie between 2.1 ≤ k ≤ 4.9 and 7.3 ≤ c ≤ 10.7, respectively. These results indicate that wind speeds at Kano may be economically viable for wind-to-electricity at and above the height of 10 m. In addition, five practical turbine models were assessed for the site's wind profile, with results suggesting strong economic viability. © 2013 Ajayi et al.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kano; Nigeria; Renewable energy; Weibull; Wind power
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Dr Joshua Olusegun Okeniyi
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2016 11:09
Last Modified: 17 May 2017 10:36
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6874

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item