Karar Hajaghaa, Mehdi Jahangiria, Ahmad Sedaghatb, Feasibility of installing wind turbine to generate electricity power in Iran, Case Study: the Khuzestan province., Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Trends in Energy Conservation - ETEC Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 20-21 November 2011.
Feasibility of installing wind turbine to generate electricity power in Iran, Case Study: the Khuzestan province.
Karar Hajaghaa, Mehdi Jahangiria, Ahmad Sedaghatb
a Mechanic PHD Student
b Department of Mechanical Engineering
Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, 8415683111, Iran
In this study, the ten minutes period measured wind speed data for years 2009-2010 at 10m, 30m
and 40m heights for one of the provinces of Iran, Khuzestan, have been statistically analyzed to determine
the potential of wind power generation. This paper presents the wind energy potential at five stations in
the province, Izeh, Abadan, Shooshtar, Hosseinieh and Mahshahr. From the primary evaluation and
determining mean wind speed and also weibull distribution, it is found that Abadan has better potential
for using wind energy in the province. Also with evaluation the annual wind average power for Abadan
station at heights of 10, 30 and 40 meters can be seen 40 and 30 meters heights for installing wind
turbines are suitable. The objective is to evaluate the most important characteristic of wind energy in the
studied site. The statistical attitudes permit us to estimate the mean wind speed, the mean wind power
density and the wind rose in the site at the height of 10m, 30m and 40m.
Key words: wind energy, Khuzestan, weibull distribution, power density, wind turbine.