D. Saeidia, M. Mirhosseinia,∗, A. Sedaghata, A. Mostafaeipourb, Feasibility study of wind energy potential in two provinces of Iran: North and South Khorasan, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 15 (2011) 3558– 3569.
Feasibility study of wind energy potential in two provinces of Iran:North and South Khorasan
D. Saeidia, M. Mirhosseinia,∗, A. Sedaghata, A. Mostafaeipourb
a Department of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111, Iran
b Industrial Engineering Department, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
Received 15 January 2011
Accepted 30 May 2011
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In this study, the measured wind speed data for year 2007 at 10 m, 30 m and 40 m heights for two provinces
of Iran, North and South Khorasan, have been statistically analyzed to determine the potential of wind
power generation. This paper presents the wind energy potential at four zones in these provinces, Bojnourd,
Esfarayen of North Khorasan province and Nehbandan, and Fadashk of South Khorasan province.
The objective is to evaluate the most important characteristic of wind energy in the studied sites. The
statistical attitudes permit us to estimate the mean wind speed, the wind speed distribution function,
the mean wind power density in the sites at the height of 10 m, 30 m and 40 m. Also, three new types of
wind rose diagrams were shown.