Wind resource assessment using SODAR and meteorological mast – a case study of Pakistan

Khan, Komal S., and Tariq, Muhammad (2018) Wind resource assessment using SODAR and meteorological mast – a case study of Pakistan. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 81 (2). pp. 2443-2449.

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A wind assessment process can make or break the economics of wind plant development. Lack of credible data is one of the major reasons for faulty predictions and inaccurate estimations of the energy production from wind farms. This paper provides a concise, yet comprehensive analysis of state-of-the-art wind site assessment techniques, including a detailed survey of their strengths and pitfalls. The analysis of each technique addresses issues that may affect the power production estimates to an undesirable degree. It also overviews parameters such as survey time, coverage area, cost, and feasibility for each technique according to the site chosen for the assessment. A case study at the end presents independent surveys carried out in the Kallarkahar region of Pakistan using the latest site assessment techniques. The collected data sets are examined in order to unearth discrepancies affecting the assessment process in the surveys.

Item ID: 67045
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1879-0690
Copyright Information: © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2021 02:15
FoR Codes: 40 ENGINEERING > 4008 Electrical engineering > 400803 Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics) @ 60%
40 ENGINEERING > 4006 Communications engineering > 400608 Wireless communication systems and technologies (incl. microwave and millimetrewave) @ 30%
40 ENGINEERING > 4008 Electrical engineering > 400805 Electrical energy transmission, networks and systems @ 10%
SEO Codes: 17 ENERGY > 1701 Energy efficiency > 170199 Energy efficiency not elsewhere classified @ 30%
17 ENERGY > 1708 Renewable energy > 170808 Wind energy @ 70%
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